Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Voluntary Service
As part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award young people have to complete three, six or twelve months of voluntary service in the local community depending on whether they are working towards their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
The DofE’s Central England Office has calculated the contribution that Arnold Hill Academy’s pupils have made in the Academy’s first year as a Directly Licenced DofE Centre: A total of ninety five young people in Years 9, 10 and 12 gave approximately 1872 hours of voluntary service to local charities and worthy causes. Calculated at the minimum wage, their service was worth around £7600. Over the whole county, the young people of Nottinghamshire gave around 33,000 hours of voluntary service to their communities.
A big thank you and well done to last year’s DofE participants.