Rotary Club of Reading

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The skills learnt outside normal school or university life develop confidence and personal skills that set them following budgets cuts within the scheme Kevin explained that this has led to requests for volunteers to help in the DofE award scheme in West Berkshire. Anyone interested in assisting in the scheme please contact lclark@westberks.gov.uk
After questions Kevin announced that his father had sadly passed away and he was keen to return to the club the Paul Harris awards presented to his father. President Eric Moyse was delighted to receive the award back into the club's safe hands..We all thoroughly enjoyed Kevin's talk.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, is the generic name for a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, that has since expanded to 144 nations. The awards recognise adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises modelled on Kurt Hahn's solution to the 'Six Declines of Modern Youth'.


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