The Duke of Edinburgh International Award is one of leading youth development programs in the world for students 14 years of age and older. It is a non-competitive, voluntary programme, that allows students to set their own goals and challenge themselves on a journey of personal growth. Participants need to improve themselves in four key areas.
1) Physical Recreation
Encourages young people to improve their fitness and performance, and enjoy healthy lifestyles for good mental and physical well-being.
Enables participants to develop their talents, broaden their abilities, increase their self-confidence and improve their employability.
Participants volunteer in their communities, make a positive contribution to society and demonstrate social responsibility.
4) Adventurous Journey
Young people discover a spirit of adventure and gain a deeper understanding of the environment and the great outdoors.
The Award is divided into three stages: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, each having a set of requirements to fulfill.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global mark of achievement. Wherever in the world young people may have participated, I know that they will have learned first-hand about teamworking, respect, excellence and courage – values that BP holds dear.
Dev Sanyal, Executive vice president & group chief of staff, BP
The Gulf English School is an official licenced Independent Award Centre (IAC) for the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. GES students 14 years and older are now able to register for the DoE International Award programme within the school itself, reinforcing GES’s mission to develop our students as confident, creative and adventurous individuals.