Duke of Edinburgh
Feel the reward of challenging yourself
Ηome Student Life Duke of Edinburgh International Award
Get ready for the greatest adventure of your school life

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.

DOE in Action
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Our Centre
Proud to deliver

The American Academy Larnaca has been a committed centre in delivering the Duke of Edinburgh international Award since 2001. Every year we have many students who enthusiastically take on the challenge of completing the first level of Award, many of whom go on to complete all three levels successfully. For this academic year (2016-2017) there are currently 285 students who are in the process of gaining a qualification at each of the levels.

The list is endless

Students that participate in any of the Duke of Edinburgh award levels really get a lot out of the programme. It’s hard to pin it down to just a few key things, but ask any student who’s been involved and you’ll find out that the first reason to be a part of it is that you’re guaranteed to have a lot of fun, even if you are often pushing yourself to do difficult new things. The challenging factor of the programme is exciting, but should not stop you from trying it out, because in your journey, you’ll get to know your friends better and you’ll share experiences together that will forge friendships of a lifetime. It also looks really impressive on your university application, because it’s a testament to your perseverance and hard work.

Meet the Team

We have a committed team of teachers that are alongside the students' progress the whole way. Mrs. Fotini Ioannou-Stavrou and and Mrs Chrystoulla Mosfiliotis are the teachers in charge of the team, and were key in bringing this international qualification to the school.

The team is responsible for the planning and co-ordination of the programme, and is by the students' side at all steps of the journey.

American Academy Larnaca Information
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