explore your full potential

The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an internationally recognised youth development program which empowers young people to explore their full potential. The Award involves three Levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold each progressively offering more challenging opportunities in the areas of Physical Recreation, Skill Development, Service, Adventurous Journey and Residential Project (Gold Level only).

Many of the components of the Duke of Edinburgh Award are completed by students through the many co-curricular activities they are already involved in at school. Students will work closely with the Award Leader to credential themselves for what they are already doing and push themselves to strive for further personal growth.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is available to all Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students. Students who have not previously completed the Bronze Level of the Award may register at the Bronze Level or as a Direct Silver Entry in Year 10, or Direct Gold Entry in Year 11. The students who complete all three Levels of the Award gain the most in terms of the credential, however the process and activities involved at all three Levels is of enormous benefit.

The Adventurous Journey component of The Duke of Edinburgh Award requires students to complete a challenging yet very rewarding outdoor expedition. Conduct of the expedition will be under the auspices of the highly professional Outdoor Education Group. Bronze Level Award students will complete both the Qualifying and Assessment requirements in the one ‘Adventurous Journey’.

Silver Level Award students complete two separate expeditions: a Qualifying Journey and an Assessment Journey.

Gold Level Award students will also be required to complete a Residential Project of no less than five days and four nights in a community away from their usual residence and away from their usual peers.

The Residential Project is an exciting opportunity for Year 11 and Year 12 students to broaden their horizons.