Celebrating DofE success at Buckingham Palace

26th May 2016

Last week, Dr Liz Lee, Deputy Principal, and Rob Armstrong, Centre Manager, attended the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace, London. At the event, RTSFC was presented with a plaque, acknowledging our commitment to running the DofE.

A royal welcome

This was especially exciting as this year the DofE is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary, having supported millions of young people across the globe to achieve DofE Awards since it was founded in 1956. Members of the Royal Family, including HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Earl of Wessex and HRH The Countess of Wessex, congratulated young Gold Award achievers and organisations, such as ours, that deliver the award.

Fundraising to improve the lives of disadvantaged children

This year our Gold Award students have set themselves the challenge of raising money to go to Moshi, Tanzania. They’ll help with the construction of a school’s new classrooms, significantly improving the lives of school children in the area. We’re really proud of our teachers and students who have selflessly given up their time to help each other raise the funds needed to get out there this June.

The world’s leading achievement award for young people

Completing a DofE programme significantly impacts young people’s futures, harnessing lifelong skills, such as confidence, commitment, resilience and team work. Widely acknowledged as the world’s leading achievement award for young people, RTSFC hold a licence to deliver all levels of DofE programmes to anyone between the ages of 14-24 years old.

Visit www.DofE.org for more information about the DofE.