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Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award?
The City of London Academy is lucky enough to offer pupils the opportunity to complete the Duke of 
Edinburgh Award. The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is a globally recognised award which has been running since 1956. They will take part in an exciting and challenging programme of activities to help them reach their full potential, gain employable experiences, and strengthen their CV for further education. They’ll learn new skills, help others, have fun make new friends and gain a great sense of achievement.
Benefits of DofE
It’s difficult to list them all here but you should definitely know how much fun the students have, and how much they push themselves to do new things that will help them to grow in confidence and develop useful skills. Bonding with people will inspire the students and lead to lasting friendships. DofE Award can also give you the edge when you apply for college, university or a job.
Put simply, the DofE is about helping the students along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.