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The International Award for Young People Programme was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The aim was to motivate young people aged between 14 and 25 years to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self-development activities to take them through the potentially difficult period between adolescence and adulthood.

Participants can undertake all three categories of the Award programme or enter directly at any of the three levels in the following age groups:

  • Bronze Award (for those over 14)

  • Silver Award (for those over 15) and

  • Gold Award (for those over 16 years).

The minimum period of participation is 6 months for Bronze, 12 months for Silver and 18 months for Gold. For each of these levels a participant is required to undertake activities under each of the four sections. At Gold level, participants undertake an additional Residential Project.  Participation is voluntary and offers a wide choice of activities.

  • An individual challenge as it is non-competitive.

  • Achievement focused – only positive remarks are recorded.

  • A marathon, not a sprint. Successful completion calls for persistence and commitment.

  • An enjoyable experience for both participants and adult volunteers.

  • All about teamwork and the building of interpersonal skills.

Students are encouraged to talk to the Teacher Mentors to know more and get involved in the International Award for Young People.

Awards Ceremony with Mr. John May – Secretary General of the International Award for Young People

Awards-Ceremony-with-Mr John May

Registration of students in the program – Batch of Nov 2017