Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award Recap

March 26, 2014

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award was recently held in Bermuda in order to congratulate more than two hundred bronze and silver participants from BHS, MSA, and Saltus who pounded the pavement and the railway trails from St. George’s to Dockyard for their adventurous journey throughout the month of March.

These fourteen to sixteen year old young people from across the island enjoyed a few days of adventure and supervised independence, working together as a team and bonding as friends with people they did not know previously.

Expedition

A spokesperson said, “Some groups pushed through extreme weather conditions with gale force winds and downpours of horizontal rains, while others enjoyed the spoils of bright and sunny spring days, all while exploring the lay of the land, researching the purpose of their adventure, and carrying their survival supplies on their backs.

“Overnight camping and cooking at remote locations enhanced the participants’ ability to plan and work together in support of each other. Through all of this, everyone flourished and grew from their experiences, and demonstrated superb camaraderie and team work in overcoming the challenges they faced. Well done to everyone, including the adult Award Leaders, Assessors, and Supervisors.”

MSA-Silver-Nov-2013

“Upcoming adventurous journeys for additional Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award groups from Berkeley Institute, BHS, and St. Paul’s Church Girls Brigade are scheduled for April and May. Watch for additional information to be posted on groups from Cedarbridge Academy and other Award Units as they prepare for their practice and qualifying journeys in the coming months.”

Saltus-Bronze-2013

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is one of Bermuda’s leading youth development programmes for young people ages 14 to 25.

“Our participants thrive as they overcome personal challenges, enhance their employment skill sets, increase their self-confidence, learn much needed critical thinking skills as they head into adulthood, and establish positive peer relationships through team building opportunities that the Award offers by engaging in our simple yet comprehensive structure.

“All of these combined characteristics and learning opportunities lead to the production of well-rounded global citizens who take pride in themselves and in their communities.

“For additional information on how to become involved as a participant or to volunteer with the Award, please contact us at director@theaward.bm or via telephone at 537-4868 or visit our website.”

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