The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is a non-competitive program of self-development that is flexible, interesting and fun-packed for 14-25 year olds. Each year several students from Woodlawn receive the highly coveted awards, which add weight to their resume and equip them with life skills that carry them far beyond their school years.
There are three different levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold. Each level involves four mandatory sections, listed below, from which a personalised program is formulated.
- Physical Recreation: Break a sweat and improve your physical fitness. This could be through a team or individual sport.
- Skill: Unleash your talent and broaden your abilities. Anything from refereeing, to dancing, to learning a musical instrument or jewellery making.
- Volunteering: Connect with your community and realise your passions. Areas of interest may include youth work, the environment or charity work.
- Adventurous Journey: Discover your sense of adventure and bond with your mates. Students love the camps, which offer them the opportunity to learn about bush navigation, camping and cooking.
Take advantage of the opportunity and embark on a journey of discovery and self-fulfilment.
For more information about the scheme, see the Duke of Edinburgh website at: http://www.dukeofed.org.au/