The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is an internationally-recognised development programme for young people aged 14 to 25. The aim is to encourage and motivate young people to become involved in voluntary self-development activities.
The scheme introduces you to a range of opportunities so that you can gain new skills, have new experiences and make a difference to your community and your world. It is about challenge, adventure and achievement, regardless of your background. It’s also a great way to make new friends, try new things, improve fitness and gain new skills.
There are 3 award levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold – and for each level there are various sections that need to be completed. For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme please visit their site, http://www.dofehillary.org.nz/Site/default.aspx