THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S INTERNATIONAL AWARD
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is offered to Secondary Students that are 14 years or older. This experience allows students to develop essential skills and attributes for work and life. These include: problem-solving, team-work, resilience and communication. The prestigious award has three progressive levels which lead to the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards - a recognised mark of achievement for their future career prospects and university applications.
The DofE require students to complete the following sections: Voluntary Service encourages young people to volunteer, Skills encourages the development of personal interests, Physical Recreation challenges students to participate in sport and activity, and an adventurous journey where participants endure an expedition.
ESK has DofE certified staff who ensure the students are supported and successful at each section of The Duke of Edinburgh. Students that have completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award speak to their growth as individuals, their ability to time manage and set their own goals effectively, and how they made a positive impact on the community.
The first expedition will be held in November 2018 for students completing their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. They will be hiking for two days, navigating the beautiful mountains of North Cyprus with a map, carrying everything they need in their bags, and working together as a team. Visit this page for any DofE updates.