The Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award is complementary to the programme we run with Year 10, 11 and 12 students in schools and the opportunity will be given to these students to complete their bronze award, which we begin piloting in Naenae College this term.
The program is the world's leading youth achievement award. Proven to help with job and study prospects. The Award is a global non-formal education framework, with more than 60 years of experience challenging young people to discover their potential.
By creating opportunities for our young people to learn a new skill (or develop an existing one), get physically active, give service to their communities, and take part in an adventure, the Award challenges young people to leave their comfort zones—and that's when the good stuff happens. They build self-confidence and greater resilience, helping to set them up for success in today's uncertain world, where they face more challenges than ever.
We are really excited about seeing our young people design their own Award programmes, set their own goals and record their own progress. The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve.
Check out the link to find out more about the Award - https://dofehillary.org.nz/ (external link)