The Duke of Edinburgh is an extracurricular program that St John’s Anglican College offers its Secondary students. The award is an Internationally recognised program for young people aged between 14 – 25 to help build their skills and to equip them for life and work.
Throughout this program, there are three stages of the award, Bronze, Silver and Gold. St John’s Year 11 student, Charles Smith completed his Bronze Award in Year Nine and now recently has received his Silver Duke of Edinburgh award. Charles has wasted no time at all and is now working towards his Gold award. Charles participates in all aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh award, with this year participating in singing, basketball and activities within the Leos club as apart of his service.
To achieve his Gold award Charles needs to complete 12 months of activities, an adventurous journey and a residential project which he will complete whilst on the College’s Nepal trip later this year.
Charles says “Overall the Duke of Edinburgh program has helped me develop new skills and meet new friends through many different activities. It is a great experience and I would recommend it to other’s to get involved”.