Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Foyer run the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) in partnership with PBNI.

Flax Foyer Park Run

The four sections of the DofE include:

1. Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community for at least 1 hour per week.
 Examples include:           - Volunteering in a charity shop.
                                    - Becoming a residents rep or joining the NB Housing Tenants Forum.
                                    - Becoming an active member of a youth council or forum. (Even in the DofE group itself)

2. Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
Examples include:          - Completing Park Run/ Walk once a week.
                                  - Joining a boxing club or a dance class and attending weekly.

3. Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
Examples include:            - Life skills can be counted while living in the Foyer. (Cooking, cleaning,                                        employability, meal planning, housing.)
                                    - Achieving a new qualification or completing a training programme such as Bytes or                                       Ashton Centre.
                                    - Essential skill (Maths, English and/or ICT)
                                    - Digital and computing skills (Fab Lab) or learning how to drive.

4. Expedition: planning, training, fundraising for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK. This will usually involve a few days walking/ hiking and a minimum of 1 night camping out.