Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an international youth awards programme originally founded in the UK in 1956 by Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh and has since expanded to over 140 countries across the globe. The awards are focused on adolescents and young adults completing a series of character building, teamwork and self-improvement exercises and tasks over a number of months. There are three levels of the award; Bronze, Silver or Gold.

With supervision and assistance from trained adults and DofE leaders, the participants select, set and complete objectives in the following areas:

Volunteering undertaking service to individuals or the community.

Physical improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.

Skills developing practical and social skills and personal interests.

Expedition planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth Residential section, which involves staying and working away from home for five days, doing a shared activity.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an extremely valuable accolade for any young person to have. It shows hard work, dedication, willingness to better ones self and the ability to work well both individually and as a team to any Universities as well as potential future Employers.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Bronze Award is part of the HeadStart Secondary Curriculum and is taken during the first year of Key Stage 4 (Year 10). The higher Silver or Gold awards are taken later on a voluntary basis.

For more information please contact Mr Duncan Peake, HeadStart’s DofE coordinator at [email protected]


Beach Clean Up Dates and Locations

Please note that the times mentioned in the table below are for meeting at the school to take the school bus. Parents should pick up their child from school at the time mentioned in the ‘Pick up Time’ column.

Date Meeting Time Location Pick up Time
02 September 3:00 pm Mai Khao Beach 6:00 pm
09 September 3:00 pm Layan Beach 6:00 pm
16 September 8:00 am Karon Beach 11:00 am
24 September 8:00 am Patong Beach 11:00 am
30 September 3:00 pm Nai Yang Beach 6:00 pm
07 October 2:30 pm Bang Tao Beach 6:00 pm
15 October 3:00 pm Karon Beach 6:00 pm
21 October 3:00 pm Nai Thon Beach 6:00 pm
28 October 8:00 am Karon Beach 8:00 am

Adventurous Journey Dates

Please contact the DoE coordinator in order to know which group your child is in.

Group Training Practice Practice Adventurous Journey
Group 1: Bronze 7-8 October 4-5 November   29-30 November
Group 2: Bronze 11-12 November 2-3 December   11-12 December
Silver Group 1-2 November 9-10 December 20-21 January 2-4 February

Year 12/13 Duke of Edinburgh Silver International Award Assembly 2017

The year 12 and 13 Duke of Edinburgh Silver International Award students gave an inspiring assembly. They showed a ‘Top Tips’ video which they had produced to explain the purpose of their Adventurous Journey and to encourage future participants of the Award. As a show of gratitude for all their help and support with the Adventurous Journey, the students presented gifts of appreciation to Ms.Katy and Mr.David from Topper Sail Phuket. Well done and many thanks to all involved!

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