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Welcome To Nene Inspired

Peterborough’s leading provider in the duke of Edinburgh Award

outside schools and colleges.


Passport to a brighter future

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.


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Sunil Panchal – Bronze & Silver award holder

During my time with the fantastic team at Peterborough Open Awards Centre (POAC), I have completed Bronze and Silver DofE award retrospectively. The community has benefited from me doing DofE via my sections as I have provided a service for Sue Ryder (charity shop) and helped with all aspects, from the shop floor to sorting out donations.

Also, I have personally gained dearly from accomplishing DofE. I have enhanced my communication skills and teamwork attributes which is vital if you want to complete DofE. Furthermore, I have improved my leadership skills which will help me throughout life when I am required to take lead in certain situations. Moreover, I have learnt how to be resilient and deal with problems in unsatisfying situations. The DofE experience has helped me see surrounding situations in a much more positive way.

I would highly recommend anyone of any age to participate in the DofE scheme.


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Aicha Sebtane – Bronze & Silver award holder

I achieved both my bronze and silver DofE award, this included me gaining a variety of skills and experience from learning piano, doing dance lessons to volunteering at Little Miracles and my local museum! Throughout carrying out the awards I got to meet some amazing people, as well as boosting my confidence and facing new challenges (such as the final exhibition). I couldn’t recommend DofE enough, not only does it look impressive to obtain but you have so much fun whilst benefiting the community as well!

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