Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is available for any young person looking for a challenge, adventure or personal development. Young people from Years 7 to 12 can participate, and are encouraged to learn through experience and to enjoy themselves in the process. A degree of self-discipline, enterprise and effort is a basic requirement.

There are four sections that must be completed for a young person to qualify for an award:

-Physical Recreation
-Skills
-Expedition
-Community Service

These provide an opportunity for students to acquire and develop specific skills, initiative and self esteem which will help them become more confident members of the community. The Award is highly regarded by many employers. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. As you progress through the levels the criteria becomes more challenging, for example, the Bronze Expedition is of one night duration, but the Gold Expedition is for four nights.

Marist College Eastwood offers students the opportunity to take part in expeditions as part of the program. Students participating undertake training, one practice trip and then complete a qualifying journey. We traditionally run one Bronze expedition each year and the one other, i.e. a Silver or Gold expedition depending on interests of the boys. Some of the destinations include: Glenbrook National Park for Bronze, The Royal National Park at Bundeena for the Silver level and The Overland Track in Tasmania for Gold.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is a non-competitive program of activities for those between 14 and 25 years of ags that helps you get the most out of life.