7th December 2017

Over the past 12 months, South Devon College students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) award have contributed 494 hours of volunteering work to the local community, which is estimated at a value of nearly £2000.

In the last 12 months, DofE students have volunteered at numerous places including; local children’s nurseries, charity shops, food banks, a local judo club and conservation charities such as the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust and Lupton House.

There are three levels of programme which when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Award. The main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are and the minimum age. Each level requires the completion of a volunteering section, physical section, skills section and an expedition.

Lily Gardner recently achieved her DofE gold award and completed a sailing trip around the south west coast to complete her expedition section.

Well done everyone!

Current students can sign up by visiting the South Devon College Online Shop and completing an enrolment form.

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh’s award email dofe@southdevon.ac.uk or drop in to meet Rich Blagden, Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator, any Monday lunchtime during term time at the Student Space located on ‘the street’ level 1 at the Paignton campus.

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