Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is first offered through Sydney Girls High School to Year 9 students. The Award is a non-competitive program of community, practical, adventurous and physical activities embracing the four sections of Service, Skills, Expeditions and Physical Recreation. These provide an opportunity for students to acquire and develop skills, initiative and self-esteem which will help them become more confident members of the community. Participation in the award is highly regarded by many employers and organisations.
Participants, in conjunction with adult helpers, devise an individual program of activities which is flexible enough to satisfy their enthusiasm and meet their aptitudes, capabilities and available resources.
There are three levels of the award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. All participants in Year 9 attempt the Bronze Award. Upon achievement of this award participants may elect to attempt higher award levels if they wish, but a greater level of independence is needed.
For more information about the award please visit http://www.dukeofed.org.au