duke awardRoleystone Community College is proud to be a part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people: bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people for life and work.

The Award operates in over 140 countries around the world and to date, since 1956, over 8 million young people have started their Award.

The Award is:

• Open to all young people aged 13-24, regardless of their background and circumstances [currently offered to Year 9 and Year 10 students at Roleystone Community College as an Elective]

• About personal development: it is a non-competitive, enjoyable, voluntary and balanced program, which requires sustained effort over time

• A framework that enables young people to demonstrate self-development that is internationally recognised

• Comprised of three Award levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold – each progressively more challenging

• Comprised of four Sections: Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey, and includes a Residential Project at Gold level.

The unique strengths of the Award:

• It can be used by any group or organisation working with young people. It offers youth agencies and organisations a way of gaining international accreditation for development activities with young people

• It is based on enduring principles and robust methodology, but is flexible enough to be used with any group of young people, whatever their needs

• It focuses not on external and universal standards, but on self-directed learning based on individual goals – any young person can take part and achieve their Award, whatever their starting point


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