The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award. The British International School of Boston is proud to be the only school in the metro Boston area to offer The Award and has been doing so since 2006. In 2017 we were pleased to have our first participant complete their Gold Award!
The Award is divided into three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. For each level, students create their own program and work towards goals in Community Service, Physical Activity, Special Skills, an Adventurous Journey and a Residential Activity (Gold only). Students are eligible to start their Bronze Award in Year 10. During Years 12 and 13, IBDP students can count their activity hours to both the Award and their CAS requirements.
For the Adventurous Journey, students go on a hiking expedition in New England. Previous locations include: Pawtuckaway State Park (NH), the Berkshires (MA), the White Mountains (NH) and Monadnock State Park (NH).
Students who take part in The Award attend weekly club meetings led by Mr. Ng and Ms. Staniland. Sessions cover a range of activities including navigation, campcraft and first aid.
Learn more about the Award in the USA at www.usaward.org.