The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award challenges students to dream big and discover their potential.

Leaving their comfort zones through learning new skills, being physically active, taking part in adventures, giving service to the community and for the Gold participants completing a Residential Project with people they don’t know. The 3-4 year journey to complete the Gold Award builds self-confidence and greater resilience.

Students need to be self-motivated, focused, hardworking and determined through difficult and sometimes very challenging times. The life skills learned with Duke of Edinburgh will set them apart, and set them up for success in today’s world.

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Duke of Edinburgh within the Junior High School

To register for a Bronze award you must be in the year of your 14th birthday.

The award is divided into four sections:

  1. Physical Recreation – to show improvement in a physical activity
  2. Service – what you can do for others. Non-profit organisations or community help
  3. Skill – learning something new that is not a physical activity
  4. Adventurous Journey Expedition/Tramp – training sessions, practice and qualifying tramps.

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