The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Scotch College is very proud to offer The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award to its students. The Award is an internationally recognised programme that acknowledges the diverse activities and skills which participants are committed to.

During their time achieving the Award, a student will develop new skills and interests; meet new friends while strengthening current friendships and be rewarded for their efforts.

Although the Award means different things to different people, one big advantage is that it is immediately recognisable and highly regarded by companies, educational institutions and many other organizations around the world. The 'Duke of Ed' award demonstrates a well-rounded and committed individual who is diligent, confident and reliable; all traits that can be difficult to project onto a CV. Most of all, the Award is designed to be fun and fulfilling and Scotch College is keen to ensure this is the case.

The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh, which has a required age of 14, will take a minimum of six months to complete and a student will be expected to do either one hour a week, or two hours a fortnight of Fitness, Skill Development and Volunteering. It also involves a two-day/one night practice journey and two-day/one night qualifying journey. It is likely that most Scotch students are already doing these things in Year 9 as part of their commitments at school. The Award then proceeds to Silver and Gold levels which the School will support students to achieve.

For more information on The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award at Scotch College, we encourage you to visit and explore our dedicated site – click here.

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