The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
The British School of Costa Rica aims to produce well rounded, adventurous and confident students and the Duke of Edinburgh has for many years been an important part of achieving that aim. The award is globally recognised and valued by both universities and employers as it represents the values of commitment, service to others, determination and independence.
The voluntary scheme is the world's leading youth achievement award with millions of young people gaining the award over the past 60 years in over 140 countries worldwide.
The award has 3 levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold with ascending levels of commitment. At each level participants are required to commit to and complete the 4 sections of:
SERVICE - encourages young people to volunteer their time to and understand the benefits of this service to the community.
SKILLS - encourages the development of personal interests, practical and social skills.
PHYSICAL RECREATION - encourages young people to participate in sport and other physical recreation for the improvement of health and fitness.
ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY - encourages a sense of adventure whilst undertaking an adventurous journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants will plan, train for and undertake a journey with a defined purpose in an unfamiliar environment.
For Gold Level, participants are required in addition to the above to complete a Residential Project.
The award is available to students 14 years of age and upwards. Interested students should contact the Duke of Edinburgh Co-coordinator for further information.
More information about the award can be found at http://www.intaward.org