Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a challenging and rewarding program for young people aged between 14 and 25. There are 5 million participants in over 100 countries around the world.
The basic idea of the Award is individual challenge. As everyone is different, so too are the challenges that young people undertake to achieve the Award. There are three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each of these levels has four sections – Skills, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey.
At JFHS the Journey section is undertaken in the form of a canoe trip. We usually run two 3 day trips each year. – one on the upper Murray in Term 1, and a second, downstream from Albury in Term 4.
The other sections of the Award are undertaken in the participant’s own time. Activities commonly undertaken include:
- volunteer work in the care of animals,
- assisting charity organizations,
- participation in a wide range of sports,
- Student Representative Council,
- peer tutoring in reading,
- coaching sporting teams,
- photography and