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Duke of Edinburgh International Awards

Welcome to our Dukes (Duke of Edinburgh) International Awards page!

 
Below you will find the nuts and bolts that make up this worldwide recognised program. Remember when you join the Award is yours! We are here to assist, but you will be your own leader. So read on, explore the website via the links that follow, register for your Award and come to see us. We look forward to work with you.
 
Simone Phillips | sphil48@eq.edu.au | 3869 9826 | C block
Glen Hammermeister | ghamm11@eq.edu.au |3869 9812 | Manual Arts

What is it?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (or ‘The Duke of Ed’) is an exciting international youth development program.
 
Anyone between the ages of 14 and 25 can take part and the best bit is you choose your own activities and set your own goals.

Why get involved?

 
You'll get recognition for doing many of the things you already do. You can also choose new activities that you’ve always wanted to do.
 
You will be able to:

How is the Award structured?

 
The Duke of Ed has 3 Award levels and you can choose the level that's right for you: Bronze, Silver or Gold. Each level has different time commitments.
 
The Award sections are: Service, Physical Recreation, Skill, Adventurous Journey and Residential Project (Gold only). 
 

Types of activities (these are examples and more are possible)

 
Service
  • Work at a youth group
  • Help at a charity organisation
  • Take care of walking tracks, parks or wildlife
  • Take a first-aid course
  • Work at an animal shelter
  • Help in the school library
  • Make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate
  • Help at a hospital or nursing home
  • Fundraising
Skill
  • Academic: biology, democracy and political studies, palaeontology, physics.
  • Communication: braille, debating, foreign language, journalism, sign language.
  • Creative arts: art appreciation, creative writing, drawing, film production, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture.
  • Design: fashion, jewellery design, web design.
  • Music and performing arts: acting, producing plays, playing a musical instrument, singing.
  • Practical: boat building, cooking, cycle maintenance, driving, keeping pets.
  • Other hobbies: astrology, fishing, juggling, meditation, puppetry, refereeing, stamp collecting.
Physical Recreation
  • Ball sports and team sports: basketball, football, hockey, netball, rugby, volleyball, water polo
  • Movement and dance: aerobics, circus sports, dancing, gymnastics, martial arts, yoga
  • Outdoors and adventure: caving, orienteering, snowboarding, surfing
  • Racquet games: badminton, squash, tennis
  • Other: archery, athletics, bowling, cycling, equestrian, skateboarding, swimming, walking
Adventurous Journey
  • Ball sports and team sports: basketball, football, hockey, netball, rugby, volleyball, water polo
  • Movement and dance: aerobics, circus sports, dancing, gymnastics, martial arts, yoga
  • Outdoors and adventure: caving, orienteering, snowboarding, surfing
  • Racquet games: badminton, squash, tennis
  • Other: archery, athletics, bowling, cycling, equestrian, skateboarding, swimming, walking

Costs for 2016

 
In Queensland The Duke of Ed costs:
  • $150 for your first level of The Award
  • $104 for each Award level you do after.