The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Applications are now open for students going into year 9, 10 or 11 to complete their DofE awards!
The cost of taking part in the DofE is £32 per participant. This covers your child’s participation place and Welcome Pack, which will be sent to their home address and includes their personalised DofE Discount Card.
If your child would like to take part, please complete and return the enrolment form, together with the sum of £32 to ParentPay by Monday 26th September 2022. If the cost of taking part is prohibitive, please speak to me as there may be financial support available to you.
If you would like any further information in the meantime, please feel free to contact me.
Many thanks for your support and we look forward to helping your child to achieve through their DofE.
Mrs de Mora
DofE Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
This week DofE published The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award annual stats for 2022/23. They reveal that record-breaking numbers of young people started their DofE last year – and a spectacular increase in volunteering hours. Volunteering hours soared by 64% to more than 3.5 million – equivalent to £17 million in paid working hours. The impact that this has on local communities and on young people themselves can’t be overstated and I could not be prouder of our incredible participants.
Here are a few more highlights. In 2022/23:
• 323,676 young people started their DofE – the highest in our 67-year history.
• 29.9% of 14-year-olds in the UK started their Bronze DofE.
• 262 new secondary schools, 126 centres for young people with additional needs and 72 community organisations started offering the DofE
• 537,759 young people were working towards a DofE Award – up more than 10% on 2021/22.