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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, you just need to be aged between 13 and 24 and ready to jump into the best time of your life! Come along to the Broxbourne DofE sessions which are held every three weeks on Fridays at Cheshunt Young People's Centre.
Why should you get involved? Achieving a Duke of Edinburgh's Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for: from employers to colleges and even universities. It’s also about getting recognised for doing things you want to do - and may even be doing already. Above all, it’s great fun in an environment that will give you the necessary skills for life and work.
What's involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award? Ideally you will start off at Bronze Level and work your way through progressively to Silver and even Gold Levels.
What makes up the Duke of Edinburgh's Award? There are four elements:
When does the Broxbourne Duke of Edinburgh's Award take place?
Once every three weeks on a Friday:
No need to book. Just drop in for a chat or contact the team - dates and details to follow;
What happens during these evenings? During the evening sessions you will have the opportunity to meet your co-ordinator and discuss any concerns you may have about the DofE award. Time will also be allocated to allow you to add details to the online system, eDofE, which charts your progress and records all your achievements.
Support may also be available to assist you with completing a particular element of your volunteering, physical or skills challenges. For example, you may be able to carry out some cooking or take part in a physical activity. As the expedition season gets nearer, you will also be and shown and taught about items that will prepare you for your expedition section. Usually this will cover the following areas:
Started your Duke of Edinburgh's Award but not finished it? You can complete your award with us - just come along or get in touch to find out more.
The YC Hertfordshire Cheshunt Young People's Centre is fully wheelchair accessible.
Venue: Cheshunt Young People's Centre, 178 Crossbrook Street, Cheshunt EN8 8JY
Age Range: Two age groups: 13-17 and 18-24
Timing and Repeats: Sessions are held every three weeks on Fridays: 6-7pm for 13-17 year olds 7-8pm for 18-24 year olds
Cheshunt Young People's Centre
178 Crossbrook Street
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