The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is run in over 140 countries. Its concept is “one of individual challenge. It presents to young people a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance,responsibility to themselves and service to their community.”
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at TBS offers pupils in the year 10 and above the opportunity to participate and encourages and celebrates the contributions of young people in developing their life skills and involvement in the wider community.
There are three levels of Award (Bronze, Silver & Gold) each requiring greater time commitment and perseverance. The youngest age to start is 14 (for Bronze Award) and young people have until 25 to complete any of the Award levels.
There are 4 sections at each level; Service, Physical Recreation, Skill and Adventurous Journey. Gold also has a residential section.
Participants are encouraged to develop their own abilities through participation and commitment and to make a difference to their own and others lives.
Make a difference to your life and to others.
For more information please see the International Award website here.