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DofE Gold St James' Palace

We are pleased to report that several recent leavers attended St James’s Palace to receive their Gold DofE Awards on Tuesday 20 March.  A further eight students will be attending Buckingham Palace on 24 May to receive theirs.

These boys have worked hard to achieve their DofE Gold.  They devoted between 6 and 18 months to regular volunteering, physical and skill sections.  They completed a 5-day residential activity in unfamiliar surroundings working alongside people previously unknown to them.  They completed the expedition training (now carried out on Dartmoor) and practice and assessment expeditions in the Brecon Beacons and the Lake District each of 4 days and covering around 80-100km in mountainous terrain.

We are pleased that a large proportion of Gold DofE participants are committed to starting and completing their Gold DofE whilst still at school.  Interest in Gold is increasing and we look forward to more Gold Awards in the years to come.  Many congratulations to these young people for their tremendous commitment, dedication and determination.


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