|Duke of Edinburgh's Award|
What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a challenging programme of activities which enables young people to learn new skills, help others, and experience adventure, and will give a great sense of achievement. Many organisations, such as employers and universities take a very positive view of young people who have achieved it.
The programme is based on ten guiding priciples, which are:
• Non competitive - a personal challenge - not a competition
• Achieveable by all - regardless of ability, gender, background or location
• Voluntary - young people choose to undertake a programme and commit some of their free time to it
• Personal Development - commitment and schievement inspires personal and social development
• Personalised - young people design their own programme, setting their own goals
• Balanced - challenges young people in different aspects
• Progressive - each level requires greater time, commitment ans responsibility
• Achievement focused - young people set their own challenging goals to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
• Demand commitment - persistence and commitment must be demonstrated with participants encouraged to continue beyond the Duke of Edinburgh's Award