Set Out On A Grown-Up Adventure


More than a quarter of us never step outside our comfort zone, new research from youth charity the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has found.

This rises to one in three for over-55s. A further 32% of Brits admit they only challenge themselves once a year.Continue reading

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Strike Gold with DofE

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Thousands of teenagers will be leaving school soon, and whether they might be heading to college, university, or training for an apprenticeship, having the best possible CV is the key to success.
Yesterday's coverage in the Daily Mirror introduced Sam Odusina who decided to do his #DofE to improve his #CV, and is now on the graduate programme at Taylor Wimpey.
Sam says "I didn't have the faintest idea of the amazing opportunities it (DofE) would give me or how it would fundamentally change the person I am".

Summer of adventure awaits for students

Traci Burgess

“Keep calm and hike on” is a recurring theme throughout the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme, especially here in Bermuda. Perseverance is one key to success and there are times when participants in the Award may feel like giving up, but in those times they are encouraged to dig deep within themselves and push through to overcome their challenges, whether they be physical, mental or otherwise.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania gold level alums, rewarded at Elisabeta Palace

Young people having competed the Gold level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania project were welcomed on Tuesday at Elisabeta Palace by Crown Princess Margareta for an award ceremony.



In his speech to the ceremony, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania Chairman Shajjad Rizvi mentioned the development of the programme in Romania thanks to a great extent to Princess Margareta as well.

UK ambassador in Bucharest Paul Brummell was also in attendance.


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