The Duke of Edinburgh International Award aims to empower young people to face challenges by equipping them with life skills, that will enable them to deal effectivly with the demands and challenges of everyday life. The Award accentuates and heightens character traits like perseverance, self-belief and self-confidence.
As every individual is different, so, too, are the challenges that students undertake to achieve their Award. Students who decide to take on the challenge of completing the award, at any of the levels, are guided by a team of teachers, who will encouraged students to examine and reflect on their interests, abilities, and ambitions, then set themselves challenges in the four different sections of the Award, which include volunteering, skills and expedition.
Though it may sometimes feel daunting, students who complete the Award feel a strong sense of satisfaction in knowing that they have successfully overcome all the challenges faced, while learning more about themselves and their hidden depths of character in an environment of collaboration and autonomy.