DOFE – Buckingham Palace

A few months ago I gave my first presentation for the DOFE at Coventry Cathedral in my home town. I was then asked back to present at St James Palace in London and today I received my invitation to talk and present awards at Buckingham Palace.

Of course this is an honour but really the pride is being able to say congratulations to students who have gone above and beyond to achieve remarkable things – making friends and learning life skills along the way. It’s truly is their day – well done to all of the staff who work for this wonderful charity for inspiring students all over the country.

The only issue for me is I have to find a suit and put a TIE on! If a student can achieve great things outside of their school work and put all of the time and effort into winning their award then I can wear a tie!

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Here is some information about DOFE;

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards https://www.dofe.org  – has been running for the past seven decades. The Charity has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

It’s their ambition to give another one million young people in the UK this life-changing opportunity by 2021. If you are interested in helping the Charity you can find out how to at;

https://www.dofe.org/offices

Author: Mark Wood

An established polar explorer and adventurer who operates within the extremes of our planet. His next expedition to Mount Everest will involve students from around the globe - this journal was set up to link directly with the teachers, students and the scouts who are involved in the journey.

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