story 19 January 2021

Doing the DofE helped Joshua through tough times

Joshua, a Silver DofE Award participant, shares his thoughts with us on how doing the DofE during lockdown has helped with his mental health and wellbeing: “Lockdown was affecting my mental health as I was stuck inside not knowing what to do with myself but then I started using my DofE to help me through the tough times. Cycling for my Physical section in particular has helped.

As a young person with hypermobility and in receipt of Pupil Premium and free school meals, I can vouch for how doing extracurricular activities helps with personal development and overcoming personal hurdles, it’s also helping me to keep a clear head and stay positive.”

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