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Westlake International School Malaysia

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award


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WHAT IS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S INTERNATIONAL AWARD?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), is the world’s leading youth achievement Award and equips young people for life in over 140 countries and territories across the globe.

The Award is available to all young people aged 14‐24. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements consistently. The Award encourages young people to design their own programme of activities, set their own goals and challenge themselves to achieve their aims.

Since its launch 60 years ago, the Award has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives. Through non formal education, the Award can play a critical role in a young person’s personal development.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD?

The Award is open to young people ages 14 to 24. There are three levels :

  • Bronze: 6 months minimum participation.
  • Silver: 12 months minimum participation.
  • Gold: 18 months minimum participation.
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Participants complete all four sections at each level in order to achieve their Award.

Circles Service

GIVE BACK

The Award encourages young people to spend time volunteering in their community, which both benefits others and contributes to their own growth and well-being.

Circles Physical Recreation

BREAK A SWEAT

Physical Recreation encourages healthy behavior not only for Participants, but also for their communities, via improved health, or active participation in team activities. This section specifically aims to impacts the health, team skills, self-esteem and confidence of participants.

Circles Skills

FIND YOUR GENIUS

Participants can choose to improve on an existing skill or try something completely new, as they develop personal interests and enhance their practical and social skills.

Circles Adventurous Journey

GET WILD AND EXPLORE

The Adventurous Journey sparks exploration and drives a sense of adventure, as small teams plan, train and undertake a journey through an unfamiliar environment.

At Gold level, participants also complete a Residential Project.

Circles Residential Project

RESIDENTIAL PROJECT

GO AWAY, EXPLORE, DISCOVER

Completed at the Gold level, the Gold Project provides a Participant the opportunity to learn how to work with people of different backgrounds, develop skills and build confidence living in new environments.​

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