Young people across Glasgow had bright smiles on for their Awards night on the 16th November. Over 500 young people from the city were invited to receive their DofE Award certificates at a special celebration at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Connor is a Digital Media Modern Apprentice with Glasgow City Council and was one of the young people collecting his Silver DofE Award on the night. When he was offered the chance to do his DofE as part of his apprenticeship, he jumped at the opportunity.
Connor said that doing his Silver DofE “helped me more to communicate with other members of my team that in the past I wouldn't have approached. I am more comfortable asking for help if I’m struggling on a project. This is important because in my department almost every aspect of work is done in teams. Doing my DofE has also helped me on the more social aspect of work, as I was not particularly sociable with many of my colleagues until I had started my DofE”.
To get involved with the DofE in Glasgow as a participant or volunteer, get in touch with them at DofE@Glasgow.gov.uk or 0141 287 6501.
The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. They listen to the views of young people and campaign to affect the change they wish to see.
They launched their ‘Lead the Way’ consultation in June 2015 in order to give those aged 12-25 the opportunity to have their voices heard on the issues most important to them in their local area. The results of this consultation will form the basis of the Scottish Youth Parliament’s 2016-2021 manifesto, and will shape their policy and work to reflect the matters important to Scotland’s young people.
If you would like to get involved, you can take part in the consultation online here. It should take around 10-15 minutes to complete, and the answers you give will directly impact the content of the manifesto, to be launched in March 2016.
The DofE Scotland team always works hard to make a difference to the lives of young people and 2014/15 was full of many great moments where this shone through for us. Please take a few moments to read about our achievements from 2014/15 and see a bit of what's in store in our Diamond Anniversary year: 2016.
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