Edinburgh’s International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (DofE Award) is a prestigious educational programme for young people aged 14 to 25 enabling them to develop their skills and actively use their free time.
The programme was founded in 1956 by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, together with Kurt Hahn- a German educationalist and Lord Hunt, leader of the first successful ascent of Everest. Since then, 8 million young people in over 140 countries of the world have participated in it.
In this programme young people do not compete against each other, but only with themselves. There are three levels with varying difficulty and duration – Bronze, Silver and Gold. To qualify for these awards young people set their goals in four basic areas: skills, physical recreation, service and adventurous journey. For completing the gold level, they also take part in a residential project.
Once the entire Programme is completed satisfactorily, they receive a certificate and pin/medal at a suitable recognition ceremony.
In the school the Award Programme is coordinated by Award Leaders Mr. Trafford Gregory, Ms. Kalpana Luke along with Award Assessors & Supervisors Mr. G. Rajkumar, Mr. Anthony Correa, Mr. Ryan Wright and Ms. Pragya.