A new Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Centre is opening shortly in Royal Wootton Bassett.
This will provide young people in North Wiltshire and Swindon with the opportunity to undertake their own DofE Award, with a group that will meet on a Tuesday evening, open to all young people, enrolling Bronze Silver and Gold levels.
This new centre is an addition to the Wiltshire Council DofE service and its start-up has been supported financially by a donation from the Nationwide Building Society.
If you are not familiar with the scheme, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016, is all about the things that young people do in their spare time, and is designed around the interests and non-academic strengths of the individual. You’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, as long as you’re aged between 13 and 25, you can choose the activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey.
Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and college/university applications.
If you would like more information about the new Open Award Centre, please email your contact details to royalwoottonbassett.OAC@gmail.com or phone 07548 100252 and leave a message.
Alternatively, come along to our launch evening on Tuesday 17 May at the Manor House Enterprise Centre, High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7HH. The evening starts at 7pm and will include presentations and films about the DofE scheme. There will be the opportunity to look at equipment and pose your questions to the group leaders.