Duke of Edinburgh's Award
This highly regarded programme is supported in over 140 countries around the world with more than 7 million young people involved. Christ Church Grammar School is a Licenced Operator of The Award, enabling our young people to take full advantage of the diverse co-curricular, sporting and cultural opportunities offered by the School. The Award is designed to be an individual challenge based on the unique interests of each participant in the areas of physical recreation, skill, volunteering and adventurous journey.
What is the advantage?
The Award means different things to each young person but the main advantage for boys at our school is the recognition and regard in which The Award is held by business and educational institutions both in Australia and internationally. Having a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a definite advantage when seeking employment or applying for a scholarship.
What is required?
The Award requires the Participant to make a regular commitment to each of the non-journey sections by undertaking new challenges or showing improvement in current activities. Most of the boys at Christ Church Grammar School meet the requirements of The Award by going about their daily lives as they are already heavily involved in physical recreation, skills and volunteering.
What level should be chosen?
There are age barriers to participation at each level but apart from that it is a personal choice however, Bronze is recommended for year 9’s and Silver for year 10’s. Gold is a big commitment and often continues beyond school.
What opportunities are available at School?
The Award requires that the majority of the activities are substantially in the participant’s own time so activities undertaken during timetabled classes are unable to be counted.
Physical Recreation – School Sport.
Skill – Music, Woodwork, Computer Programming, Chess, Debating, Mock Trials, Art, Photography, Sailing, Boating.
Volunteering – Surf Life Saving Cadets, Army Cadets, EnComm, Midnight Youth Theatre Support, PMC Helper, Sports Helper, Amnesty, Food Rescue.
Adventurous Journey – Year 9 Camp, Year 10 Venture, selected “Service in Action” activities.
What is the cost?
The cost is set by the WA State Executive of The Award and, once accepted as a participant, will be included on the participants school account:
|Bronze = $105
||Silver = $130
||Gold = $155
How is progress recorded?
At Christ Church Grammar School, progress is recorded by the Participant in a ‘Record Book’ which will be provided by the school once the coordinator accepts the registration. The ‘Record Book’ will need to be ‘signed off’ by the assessor as each section is completed and when all sections are completed, it will need to be forwarded to the coordinator.
Further Information and Registration