Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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Rotherglen School is proud to announce their partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. We are honoured to be one of the first schools to launch this program at the Elementary level. Any student who is 13 years and 9 months of age, is now able to begin the program and any student who is currently 14 years of age can join immediately.
The Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Award was first launched in Canada in 1963 and currently there are over 130 countries that participate in this program. The Award empowers youth, ages 14 to 25, to “Make a Difference” in their own lives and the lives of others. Participants can do this by tapping into their potential, facing new challenges, becoming active in their communities, and reaching new levels of success.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award consists of three award levels, Bronze Award for youth 14 years or older, Silver Award for youth 15 years or older and the Gold Award, for youth 16 years and older.  Each award focuses on the following distinct areas:
  • Community Service: The goal is to encourage young people to become active members of their community by providing a service to others
  • Physical Recreation: This programme area focuses on cultivating an active lifestyle through improved physical fitness and healthy eating and life choices
  • Skill Development: This area concentrates on developing new abilities and interests or working on improving upon existing talents
  • Adventurous Journey: The objective of this programme area is to embolden youth with a great sense of adventure, self-reliance, and environmental stewardship. This aspect of the award culminates in a wilderness or adventure experience.
  • Residential Project (Gold Level Only): aims to encourage students to expand their horizons through work with others in a residential setting
Besides the benefits to youth in the areas of personal discovery and growth, The Duke of Edinburgh Award demonstrates to colleges, universities and future employers that the applicant is a well-rounded individual with a variety of interests, a strong appreciation of community involvement, and is able to follow through on his/her commitments.

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