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Job Opportunity with Perth & Kinross Association

The Perth & Kinross Assosication is looking for a new ASN Development Officer. The post is for 12 hours as week with an annual salary of £12k. The role involves supporting the delivery of the DofE for young people in the area with Additional Support Needs. To find out more please see the post description and the application form. You can also email pkassociation@dofedoocot.plus.com for more information. 


 Thanks for making ExpedFest17 a hit!

Over a hundred DofE Leaders descended on Stirling the 28-29 January for a weekend of expedition laughs and learning at ExpedFest17. The first day was jam-packed with a keynote from Everest climber Mollie Hughes and loads of workshops about how to deliver the best DofE expeditions for participants. Day 2 saw leaders taking part in several DofE training sessions – we can’t wait to see you all out supporting DofE groups this year!

The marketplace was another highlight of the day with loads of bargains and info to be had. A special thanks goes out to the organisations who attended:

If you’re looking for ExpedFest resources, keep an eye out on your inbox. Paul will be sending out an email with further information this week. It will also include a survey to see what you thought of ExpedFest17. We’d appreciate having your feedback, so please do fill it in.

We hope to see you at ExpedFest19!

Thanks also goes to YouthLink Scotland for providing funding to support a discounted price for the event.

 


Alistair’s Diamond Moment

Last night, one of our Scottish Advisory Committee members completed his DofE Challenge! Alistair Spowage MBE raised £2,700 for the DofE Charity by doing his Challenge.

With the engagement of his friends and members of the Alloa Rotary Club, Alistair challenged them to try different activities and create their own personal development project which he entitled – Cothrom – (Gaelic for Balance).

Alastair and Barry with Challenge Certificate

Over 60 people took part in their Cothrom projects throughout 2016 and got involved in a wide variety of activities – just like the DofE! 

In total the project raised around £2,700 for the DofE Charity in Scotland.  DofE Scotland Director Barry Fisher, said, “Alistair is one of the most respected experienced DofE Leaders across the network and I was delighted to receive the cheque last night from him – his commitment to the DofE is well known to many and he approached his DofE Diamond Challenge with his usual creativity, enthusiasm and determination.  We look forward to using this money to support many more young people to take part in the DofE”.

Photo courtesy of Jim Christie.


Enter Young Reporters Scotland for the chance to win a GoPro!

Young reporters scotland image

Young Reporters Scotland is a programme which encourages 11-21 year olds to have their say on the environmental issues which matter to them. Young people are encouraged to engage with issues affecting their communities, and are given a platform to share their opinions and ideas. They can raise awareness of problems or celebrate successes through their chosen media, such as a blog, article, photograph or video.

Participants in Scotland join a network of passionate young people making a difference in over 30 countries around the world through the international campaign Young Reporters for the Environment.

Katie Murray, Community Project Coordinator at Keep Scotland Beautiful said, “This year we have some exciting prizes on offer, including experiences and a Go-Pro camera, to reward the efforts of young people taking action and making their voices heard”.

Taking part is a great opportunity to gain useful experience for a personal statement or CV. Iona McCormick, last year’s winner in the 15-18 age group said, "I have really enjoyed taking part in the Young Reporters Scotland competition as I have gained so many new skills.”

To find out more visit www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/yrs and register for free to receive a support guide to taking part. The closing date for this year’s competition is 28 February.


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