Welcome to the International Award at The International School of Geneva - LGB



                                                                            

IA Adventurous Journey Photos




Online Record Book
The system of recording your participation in components and your expeditions has changed for new candidates to the award.

If you do not have a blue book, you should now register with the International Award Online Record Book and complete your award details online. 

The Award                                                   

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 it was 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 organisations such as the Scouts, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, young offenders’ institutions, religious organisations, sports clubs and more all run the Award.

What is involved?

The Award is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced, and requires effort over time. There are three levels to the Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Young people design their own Award programme, set their own goals and record their own progress. They choose a Service, Physical Recreation, Skills activity, go on an Adventurous Journey and, to achieve a Gold Award, take part in a residential project. The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve. 


See Mr Cameron (SA105)  or Miss Wilson in the PE Department 
 
The IA office is normally open from 12h25 - 13h00 on Mondays and 10h30-10h55 on Thursdays. It is sometime open other lunchtimes too. Students are welcome to pop by and see. 
Parent's wishing to meet Mr. Cameron are very welcome to make contact by email to make an appointment. 
 

Why I support the International Award?


 

Why Do it?

Good question!
Because, from the first day to the last it’s a real adventure.  Every section gives you something different - that's the fun of it! 
You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you.  Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of.  It’s a real buzz!
Then there’s all the other stuff…
…like the fact that achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.
...you're getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).
...plus you’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
And above all, it's great fun! 

 
 

More information about the award.