The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (referred to as ‘the Award’) is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. It is voluntary,non-competitive and available to anyone aged 14–24. The Award is tough, but it is about individual challenge, not about reaching specific standards set by someone else.
Young people design their own Award programme, set their own goals, and record their own progress. They choose a Service, Physical and Skills activity, go on an Adventurous Journey and, to achieve a Gold Award, take part in a Residential Project.
The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve. There are three progressive levels which when successfully completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Over eight million young people have participated in the Award since it began in 1956 and many millions more have felt its impact in their communities. However, we need to reach a more diverse range of young people and are aiming to increase the number beginning their Award each year from 300,000 to 750,000 by 2020.
If you are interested in challenging yourself and would like to join the Award programme please contact any of the Award Representatives below.
Award Co-ordinator: Malcom Lees (School Administrator & Football Team Coach)
Award Leader: Yeşim Nayman (IGCSE Combined Science Teacher)
Award Leader: Betül Karakuş (Middle School Art and IGCSE Art & Design Teacher)
Award Supervisor: Matthew Meades (IGCSE Global Perspectives & Geography Teacher)