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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Today more than 130 countries have adopted The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program with over 8 million young people having participated worldwide. 

Award Benefits

The Award is a leading youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world. It can play a vital role in providing opportunities for young people to develop essential life skills, increase their employability and foster creativity and innovation. The Award encourages and rewards personal growth and community spirit, reflecting the School Values.

What are the outcomes?

Personal achievement: Individuals set their own goals, and work towards them.

New Experiences: There is the opportunity to grow personally and connect with others, through new experiences.

A marathon, not a sprint: The Award is about showing regular commitment and perseverance. 

Fun: The Award is fun. Activities reflect interests and passions.

What does it entail?

To achieve each Award, each young person must learn a skill, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment with each level being progressively more challenging. Examples of each component are: 





A non-physical activity

Music, art, cooking, reading, learning to drive, dressmaking, sign language


Competitive or non-competitive

Netball, running, dance, gymnastics


Volunteering your time to help others.

Sports coaching or leadership, volunteering in the community, acting in a leadership role in a youth club or uniformed youth organisation


A team journey, expedition or exploration

To complete a particularly demanding journey by foot, cycle or canoe/kayak

Please see the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website for more information:

If you would like to learn more about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award please contact;

Sara Priest
HaSS Teacher

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