Duke of Edinburgh Hillary AwardSeptember 7, 2016
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of leisure activities for those aged 14-25, designed to offer a personal and individual challenge.
To attain the Bronze, Silver and Gold Award, students have to complete four sections:
- Service - giving help to the community
- Skills - covering almost any non-physical hobby, skill or interest
- Physical Recreation - sport, dance and fitness
- Adventurous Journey - training for, practicing, planning and completing a journey
This year we have had thirty fully funded Bronze award places for Year 10 students with Potiki Adventures. Our students have enjoyed two fantastic overnight hikes on Waiheke Island with this company. More than sixteen students are doing Silver or Gold this year and they will go on 3-4 day expeditions over the coming months.