The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme has been offered at Wollondilly Anglican College for the past 13 years. The Award is an international program that invites young people between the ages of 14 to 25 years to participate in activities involving service, physical recreation, skill and adventurous journeys. For Gold level participants there is an additional element of a residential program.
Today more than 140 countries have adopted The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program with over eight million young people having participated worldwide. Locally over 700,000 young people have completed the Award in Australia in the past 58 years, with on average 40,000 very diverse participants annually working towards achieving an Award.
Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, participants:
The program builds character in addressing all the dot points above. As well as this, the opportunities for students to undertake journeys in national parks and wilderness areas provides them with experiences to have some time out from our busy and noisy modern world and to enjoy God’s creation. Connecting with the natural environment allows them time and space to reflect on who they are and God’s purpose for them.
Below is listed a small sample of what the students think about the program and why they