School Talks on the Lieutenancy

Any Primary School in Kent or Medway, either in the public or private sector, which would like to have a presentation on the Lieutenancy in Kent and the Monarchy is warmly invited to contact the Civic Office using the contact information below.

The presentation (lasting approximately thirty minutes) will be made by one of the Deputy Lieutenants and includes historical and contemporary material and photographs.

Talks intended for Secondary Schools pupils can be given by  special request.

Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Kent, Joanne Holmes,
Sessions House,
County Hall,
Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ
Tel: 03000 416259

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (commonly abbreviated to DofE), is the generic name for a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 that has since expanded to 140 other countries.

The awards recognise adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises. The Lord-Lieutenant, or if she is unavailable, a Deputy Lieutenant, may be invited to present the awards to those who have achieved them within Kent.

For more information on the awards visit the D of E website or contact Mr Norry Barber, County Co-ordinator at the Kent County Office on