For me, the best thing about my DofE was my expedition. Despite some mistakes during our practice expedition, our final one was an amazing experience that I won’t forget. It gave me a chance to put everything I had learnt during my training into practice and was a great way to get to know my friends better. Working in our team allowed me to improve my teamwork and planning skills while earning a great award which I know will benefit me all through life.
I would recommend the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme to anyone looking for a way to meet new people and to develop themselves as a person because it is a great way of gaining skills in many different areas. Taking part in the DofE scheme is a very rewarding thing to do and helped me to gain more confidence in myself and I am really looking forward to starting my Silver soon!