Over the last couple of years I have taught classroom sessions and helped to organised and support several bronze and silver DofE awards at Glossop open award centre in the Peak District. Its a great way of volunteering, working with other like-mind volunteers (you know who you are!) and most of all helping young adults take a “big step” up in life.
It gives young adults the support and confidence to have a go at something that they might not have a lot of experience of before. It brings people out of their shell’s bit basically.
Volunteers work extremely hard teaching and helping with a range of skills in the classroom and, for us, out on the hill. Learning map and compass skills was very important for our groups. Skills they will keep all their lives.
Well i am glad to report that the four guys from our gold scheme passed with flying colours on their four day expedition in the Lake District. Another string to their bow and importantly, another skill and slice of experience to put on their CV when looking to apply for college/university or a better job in life.
I didn’t have much to do with you guys on the gold scheme this year but i know you all from years gone by and the bronze award you completed. Thank you for the thoughtful and lovely presents. I’ll see you all soon i’m sure.
Well done you guys!