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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to equip young people for life. Since founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh (husband to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom), over eight million young people have participated in the Award in over 140 countries and territories. Schools, colleges, universities, employers, social clubs, youth organizations such as the Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, young offenders institutions, religious organizations, sports clubs, and more run the Award. WISS proudly offers the Award to young people aged 14 to 24.


The Award is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable, and balanced, and requires effort over time. The Award has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Young people design their Award program, set their own goals, and record their progress. They choose a:


Service

The Service section of the Award encourages young people to volunteer their time and understand the benefits of service to their community.

Physical Recreation

The Physical Recreation section of the Award encourages young people to participate in sports and other physical recreation to improve health and fitness.

Skills Activity 

The Skills section of the Award encourages the development of personal interests and practical and social skills.

Adventurous Journey

The Adventurous Journey section encourages a sense of adventure and discovery while undertaking a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants plan, train for, and undertake a journey with a purpose in an unfamiliar environment.


In addition to the four requirements, students must participate in a residential project to achieve a Gold Award.  The only person they compete against is themselves by challenging their beliefs about what they can achieve.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to equip young people for life. Since founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh (husband to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom), over eight million young people have participated in the Award in over 140 countries and territories. Schools, colleges, universities, employers, social clubs, youth organizations such as the Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, young offenders institutions, religious organizations, sports clubs, and more run the Award. WISS proudly offers the Award to young people aged 14 to 24.


The Award is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable, and balanced, and requires effort over time. The Award has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Young people design their Award program, set their own goals, and record their progress. They choose a:


Service

The Service section of the Award encourages young people to volunteer their time and understand the benefits of service to their community.

Physical Recreation

The Physical Recreation section of the Award encourages young people to participate in sports and other physical recreation to improve health and fitness.

Skills Activity 

The Skills section of the Award encourages the development of personal interests and practical and social skills.

Adventurous Journey

The Adventurous Journey section encourages a sense of adventure and discovery while undertaking a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants plan, train for, and undertake a journey with a purpose in an unfamiliar environment.


In addition to the four requirements, students must participate in a residential project to achieve a Gold Award.  The only person they compete against is themselves by challenging their beliefs about what they can achieve.

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13816450346

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Explore the WISS Facebook Page, Follow Us, Like and Share news, events and activities.
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Visit the WISS LinkedIn Page for jobs, news, and education articles.

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