The AwardThe 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. The award is highly valued by students, universities and employers alike.
"Every year around 60 Year 10 students join the International Award at LGB" - have a look around this site to see why!
This year, Year 9 students are being encourage to join the International Award before the summer break.
Normally it is Year 10 students that join the International Award, however the time period to organise and prepare the students before their training expedition in the autumn is usually terribly short.
This year, in an effort to ease the rush, we have decided to allow an intake of students before the summer break in order to prepare some of them in June for their training expedition in September and their assessment expedition in October. Students signing up in year 9 will be given the choice to do their expeditions in Autumn 2015 or the Spring 2016.
Students will also be given the opportunity to sign up in year 10. Students signing up in September will do their training and assessment in the spring of 2016.
An additional parent's evening will be held in September.
In addition to the paper sign up form, students are required to fill in the 2016-2017 Bronze Award Emergency Contact and Medical Information