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The Skills section is all about developing practical and social skills and personal interests.  By choosing to develop a particular skill you are not only developing a new talent but you will also boost your self-esteem, develop practical and social skills and learn how to set and rise to a challenge. If this isn't enough, it should also be good fun too!

From podcasting to playing a musical instrument, fine art to website design, there's an endless list of the types of skills you can do, so have a chat with your Leader and other people in your community to find out what’s on offer!

Opera superstar Katherine Jenkins achieved her Silver Award - and unsurprisingly did singing for her Skills section, studying for her Associated Board of Music Singing Exams - getting a higher grade for her Silver than Bronze. She said: "If you love something - work hard, be focused and disciplined and then you will be ready for when the right opportunity comes your way.  My personal motto is 'it's never crowded on the extra mile' - I am so grateful I had the opportunity to do my DofE at school."