Duke of Edinburgh Award

This is a programme of leisure-time activities that leads to an award. Participants can develop existing interests or try something new. The Scheme is not competitive and anyone with the necessary perseverance, enterprise and commitment can gain an award.

Gold Award holders 2011

There are 3 awards: Bronze for those over 14; Silver for those over 15; Gold for those over 16. Each award is separate and young people may progress through all three or start where they wish depending on their age. For each award participants have to complete the requirements of each of the four sections outlined below.

  • Volunteering- Choice of a training course or participation in direct assistance of those in the community who are less-advantaged.
  • Expeditions- Exploring the Great Outdoors: 2 days at Bronze level, 3 and 4 and Silver and Gold.
  • Skill- A hobby or the like (there are over 200 to choose from) to be pursued over 6, 12 or 18 months at the various levels
  • Physical Recreation- Participate in organized physical activity and achieve individual progress within it.

"The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme flourishes"
ISI, 2010