The Duke of Edinburgh International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, the world’s leading youth achievement award, equips young people for life by inspiring them to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their community. In 2018 more than 1.1 million young people took part in the award; finding their purpose, place and passion in an ever-changing world.
The award plays a critical role in the personal development of our students outside the classroom and will transform those who take part. The course provides the opportunity to become more confident and resilient, develop skills in areas such as communication, problem solving and leadership, as well as ‘standing out’ when applying for university and seeking employment in the future. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, volunteering in their community and cultivating a sense of adventure; students gain a formal accreditation that is internationally recognised, opening up opportunities and experiences across the globe.
Here’s why a few of our students are took part in the award:
Aryan Desai: “I chose to do the Duke of Edinburgh Award because you get to give back to the community. Also, it’s really fun because you get to work in a team and meet new people through community service. You get new opportunities whilst doing it and of course, it looks good on your CV!”
Sammy Krishnakumar: “I signed up because it is good for a college application, it’s really fun and I love physical activity. I love working in teams and it’s good to know some basic survival skills, learning to fend and provide for yourself.”
Zain Mason: “I signed up since I wanted to have an adventure, challenge myself on the expedition and develop skills that I will need in the future. I also want to improve my CV, all whilst having new experiences.”
Ali Zakaria: “There are many reasons why I decided to sign up for the Award. It’s a great way to really learn something new and it will require us to work as a team. It also looks great on a CV when applying for a new job or going to university. I also want to have fun and enjoy it as much as possible.”