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Summerhill School

Summerhill School

Summerhill DofE Open Unit

Summerhill DofE Open unit is run by a group of Volunteer Leaders, and is not directly connected to Summerhill School.

The unit Leader is Stuart Bedworth, with his staff, have successfully taken on average up to 60 participants a year through Bronze, Silver & Gold.

Stuart Bedworth, DofE Unit Leader & Assessor

"I enjoy seeing the achievement the young people gain."

After gaining my own Bronze, Silver & Gold in the 80’s, I then carried on as a volunteer to the award scheme, which I have done now, for over 32 years.

To watch young people, grow from the time they start Bronze, to the end at Gold, gives you a great sense of achievement, as a leader.

The hard work that the leaders & participants put in, is worth it all, when they are invited to the palace after they have completed their gold.

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Our Unit details are :

Summerhill DofE Open Unit
The Source Youth Centre
Barnett Lane