THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an International Youth Achievement Program that challenges youths between the ages of 14-25 to achieve their best through a balanced program of skill development, and a commitment to regular physical activity, and a commitment to enriching their community through volunteering. Participants are also challenged by participating in Adventurous Journeys to push their physical and mental limits, while having fun with others as they do it.
Bronze (Age: 14-25) - Youths must complete an hour a week of community service for three months, a physical activity and learn a skill. The participant must choose an additional three months of one of the above areas whilst completing 2 x two-day Adventure Journeys.
Silver (Age: 15-25) - Youths must complete an hour a week of community service for six months, a physical activity and learn a skill whilst completing 2 x three-day Adventure Journeys.
Gold (Age: 16-25) - Youths must complete a full 12 months of a community service, a physical activity and learn a skill, participate in a week-long residential project whilst completing 2 x four-day Adventure Journeys.
Why do the Award?
- Get active and have fun
- Spend time with friends
- Challenge yourself
- Learn new skills
- Develop leadership
- Make memories that will last a life-time
Redlands College has The Duke of Edinburgh's Award program with approximately 150 students actively participating in the three Award levels. Each year we take groups of Bronze and Silver students to places like D’Aguilar National Park (formerly Brisbane Forest Park), Lamington National Park, and Gold students go to Moreton Island, Fraser Island and New Zealand (for almost two weeks).