The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award scheme is available to all pupils from Year 10 upwards. It is a programme aimed to increase pupil resilience and give the pupils a sense of achievement.
There are 4 sections to complete: skill, physical recreation, service and the Adventurous Journey. The pupils can push themselves to take on a new challenge, or they can choose to record an activity that they are already completing. The weekly CCA training sessions culminate with the Adventurous Journey where the pupils are fully self-reliant on a two-day overnight hike and camp.
There are 3 levels to the Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. All pupils start on Bronze and have the opportunity to achieve it in six months.
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Why do the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award?
The Award is about helping participants along the path to a productive and prosperous future. Many participants say, it's life-changing. Achieving an Award gives young people skills, confidence and an edge over others when they apply for college, university or a job. At Haileybury Astana, participants are given the opportunity to start working towards their Bronze Award in Year 10.
Here at Haileybury Astana, we are currently conducting the Bronze level Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award aids our students to develop the following skills:
– Self-belief and self-confidence
– A sense of identity
– Initiative and a sense of responsibility
– A real awareness of their strengths
– New talents and abilities
– The ability to plan and use time effectively
– Learning from and giving to others in the community
– Forming new friendships
– Problem-solving, presentation and communication skills
– Leadership and teamworking skills.
The Award framework
The Award is comprised of three levels and four sections and is designed to provide a balanced programme of personal development and challenge. Participants complete all four sections at each level in order to achieve their Award. At Gold level, participants also complete a Gold Residential Project.