Presentation on theme: "T HE D UKE OF E DINBURGH ’ S A WARD What’s it all about? Why’s this man on the screen?"— Presentation transcript:
T HE D UKE OF E DINBURGH ’ S A WARD What’s it all about? Why’s this man on the screen?
B ACKGROUND 1956 – Set up to encourage young people to led a fulfilling life without having to wear a uniform. 1958 – Girls were allowed to join Designed to attract young people not interested in ‘joining’ an organisation, or having wear a uniform to participate. Eg Scouts 2012 and beyond - Awards achieved continue to rise every year - now over 83,000 each year.
Make a difference to other people's lives. Participation and improvement in physical activity. Develop practical and social skills and personal interests. You’ll plan an aim for your expedition, decide on your location and do lots of fun training to make sure you’re fully prepared and know what you’re doing.
S TRUCTURE BronzeSilverGold Minimum of 6 months: Minimum of 12 months: - Volunteering - Physical - Skills - Residential Plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) expedition. Plan, train for and do a 3 day (2 night) expedition. Plan, train for and do a 4 day (3 night) expedition.
Talk with you leader about what you would like to do. Y OU DECIDE Are you already involved in something that would count? Make sure you’ll enjoy it – it’s all about having fun while you do it! How much is the activity? Where can I do an activity? V OLUNTEERING. S KILLS. P HYSICAL.
E XPEDITION 2 days, 1 night 4 – 7 people in an expedition team. 2 expeds - practice and qualifying Choose an aim – it can be anything! Plan your expedition – route cards and maps Go on exped!!! Make a presentation about it.
W HY IS D OF E W ORTHWHILE ? It’s an adventure. Every section gives you something different - that's the fun of it! New experiences in new places. Discover talents you never thought you had. Challenge yourself. Be fitter and healthier. Make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime And above all, it's a great laugh - the question should really be why wouldn't you bother!
W HY IS D OF E W ORTHWHILE ? You're getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already). Make a difference to other people’s lives and your community. Skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.