DofE Celebrations

A successful year for our intrepid young people!

The last academic year was a good one for DofE. After the long pause during the pandemic, our Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Manager, Jana Weidemann wasted no time in planning a jam-packed DofE activity schedule!  

Our young people read maps, climbed mountains, crossed valleys, cycled, prepared their food, planned their routes and kept each other going. They displayed leadership and determination – built skills and confidence.

A collage of young people taking part in DofE activities.

2022 Duke of Edinburgh Highlights

We're delighted to share some footage and photos of 2022 Gold, Silver and Bronze expeditions with Kieran, Elin, Daniel, Tommy, William and Robbie. 

Award Presentations

Just before our learners went home for the summer they were all presented with their certificates at our own ceremony.  Every achievement was celebrated.

9 images of learners being presented with DofE Awards at Elidyr Communities Trust.

Next Year's DofE Programme

We're planning to grow the scheme from September. In addition to cycling and hiking activities, we will aim to do a few nights camping. To build skills even further, we plan to increase the activities we do as part of the expedition training and preparation, covering more on:

  • First aid and emergency procedures
  • Awareness of risks
  • Health and safety
  • Navigation and route planning
  • Camp craft
  • Cooking
  • Countryside and highway safety codes
  • Team building

We also would like some learners to complete the volunteering section of their award off-site to link in with work experience. We're all looking forward to next year's adventures!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is the most fantastic opportunity for our young people to work alongside friends to tackle challenges and build confidence. It's tough, but when they reach their goals they are so proud ... and so are we.

Jana, Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager