Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is an internationally recognised program, which aims to motivate young people aged 14 years and over to become involved in a balanced program of voluntary self-development activities. Students develop both leadership and teamwork skills by partaking in physical recreation, learning a new skill, providing a service to the community and participating in bushwalking expeditions.

Participants of the Award learn to manage their time effectively to achieve their goals, and show a regular commitment over a specified length of time, dependent upon the level of Award chosen.

Earlier this year, The Lakes College became a licensed Award Centre for delivering the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, currently supporting students in gaining their Bronze Award. The choice to do the Award is entirely voluntary and every Award is different. Each Participant chooses what activities they want to take part in for each Section. It is a very personal program that offers young people a structure to fulfill their passions and ambitions in a way that suits them.

To find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh International Award click here or contact our Award Leader Mr Geoff Elliott at gelliott@thelakes.qld.edu.au.