of what can be achieved through determination and persistence.
"The four sections of the Duke of Edinburgh International
Award encourage young people to discover for themselves the satisfaction of
giving back to society through voluntary service; developing new skills; taking
part in a physical activity, and the pleasure of discovering the countryside by
planning and executing a challenging expedition. These experiences teach more
general lessons and serve as a practical demonstration of what can be achieved
through determination and persistence. In an age of globalisation and
increasing competition these life skills easily translate into the world of
work, boosting young people’s career and university prospects."
The International Award (DoE) programme is a real adventure. Students need to be aged between 14 and 24 to participate in the programme at one of three levels:
• Bronze (At KLASS, Year 10 and above)
• Silver (At KLASS, Year 11 and above)
• Gold (At KLASS, Year 12 and above)
The Alice Smith School has offered the International Award (DoE) scheme for over ten years, and it has grown each year as students hear about the experiences other have had. We have the capacity to run expeditions for all three awards allowing students to complete their awards with us.
The four sections mentioned above that participants need to complete in order to achieve the International Award (DoE) are:
• Physical recreation
The aim of this section is to inspire young people to make a difference within their communities or to an individual’s life and develop compassion by giving service to others. Categories include:
• Helping people
• Community action and raising awareness
• Coaching, teaching and leadership
• Working with the environment or animals
• Helping a charity or community organisation
The aim of this section is to inspire young people to achieve greater physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle through participation and improvement in physical activity. Categories include;
• Extreme sports
• Martial arts
• Team sports
• Individual sports
• Water sports
• Racquet sports
The aim of this section is to inspire young people to develop practical and social skills and personal interests. Categories include;
• Creative arts
• Performance arts
• Science and technology
• Care of animals
• Life skills
• Learning and collecting
• Media and communication
• Natural world
• Games and sports
The aim of this section is to inspire young people to develop initiative and a sense of adventure and discovery, by planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey as part of a team. At Alice Smith we offer trekking as the expedition section; we have qualified teachers to train students in school.
In order to complete the award, students must be committed to it and attend all ECA sessions, as well as independent effort to complete the sections. For the expedition, there will be practices which students are expected to attend.
For more information please visit the schools International Award Frog page, the official International Award website (link to http://www.intaward.org) or contact me at email@example.com.
Click to view pictures of Silver Award Programme (1) , (2)
Click to view pictures of Bronze Award Programme (1), (2), (3)
Head of Year 11
International Award Coordinator