The International Award Programme has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold
Each level requires an increasing commitment of time to achieve. At British International School, HCMC, we offer the Bronze Award to Year 10 students and the Silver or Gold Award to Year 12 students.
Participants set themselves challenging personal goals in four different sections:
- Physical Recreation
- Adventurous Journey
(With an additional requirement of a Residential Project at Gold level)
Throughout the programme participants can either develop existing interests or try something new. The Award is not a competition; it is based on personal improvement and achievement. Once participants have set their goals, striven to achieve them and shown improvement, they will achieve their Award.
The first three Sections can either be completed through school or non-school based activities provided that detailed logs are kept and then authenticated by a responsible adult leader.
The Adventurous Journey training expeditions and qualifying expeditions are supervised by the school and completed in teams.
Benefits of the Adventurous Journey:
- Understanding group dynamics
- Enhancing leadership skills
- Improving organizational ability and attention to detail
- Learning to make real decisions and accept real consequences
- Achievement and satisfaction in overcoming challenges
- Developing self-reliance
- Experiencing and appreciating the outdoors
- Improving their research and presentation skills
If you would like more information about The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, please contact our International Award Coordinator, Peter Cowen.