Going for Gold!

Congratulations to the five British Section students who received their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award from the British Ambassador to France, Dame Menna Rawlings, today at the British Embassy in Paris: Genevieve, Emily, Luca, Marlène and Charlotte.

With many grateful thanks to the many volunteers who make the British Section's DofE programme possible; particularly Ruth and Graham, without whose help and support these Gold Awards and countless Silver and Bronze awards would never have been possible. 

Find out more about the DofE International Award at https://www.dofe.org/about/

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award) is a Non-Formal Education and Learning framework supporting young people to find their purpose, place and passion in the world.

In more than 120 countries, our globally recognised accreditation is available to all 14 to 24-year-olds, inclusive of all backgrounds, locations, cultures and abilities.

Through the programme, each young person becomes part of something special while developing their individual interests, universal skills and life ambitions.

Founded in 1956, the Award highlights the value of Non-Formal Education and Learning. Today there are consistently over a million young people taking on the Award’s challenge to believe in the power of their potential, make a difference in their community and take control of their future.

The result? Entire generations of innovators and changemakers who are truly world-ready.