Our Duke of Edinburgh Awards Team were pleased to welcome Alice McLinden, Operations Officer at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, to their assembly on Friday 26th May. The pupils who recently returned from their successful expedition canoeing on the River Thames led the assembly, sharing photos and stories of their latest adventure. It was great to be able to tell Alice all about it too.
There is huge amount of value in a DofE Award to a young person. The personal and non-competitive nature of a DofE programme means that participants from different and diverse starting points can be equally proud of achieving a certificate based on their personal challenge and journey. Every section of a DofE programme gives young people an opportunity to be independent, self-sufficient and to be challenged as an individual.
Alice and her colleagues are really pleased with how the DofE Awards Scheme is going at Springfield. Alice brought along a cheque for £2,500 for the second stage of funding. Looks like the team will be off on another adventure again soon!