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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Cambridge House Community College is proud to offer The Duke of Edinburgh International Award.

The Prize

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the the most important global award for young people, mixing practical experiences and life skills while preparing young people for the future. Since its foundation in 1956 by his highness the Duke of Edinburgh (the husband of Queen Elisabeth II of the United Kingdom), more than 8 million young people from 140 countries and territories have participated in the prize. Schools, universities, businesses, youth groups such as the scouts, girl scouts and girl guides, young offender institutions, religous organizations, sports clubs and many more have participated in the competition. Cambridge house is proud for our students from 14 to 25 years old to participate. Our coordinator is Steve Kirby.

What does it involve?

The prize is voluntary, non-competitive, fun, balanced and requires effort and consistency for a determined period of time. It consists of 3 levels: Bronze ,Silver and Gold. Young people design their own programme, establish their own goals and register their progress. They choose a public service, a physical recreative activity, a skill, an adventurous expidition or to reach the gold level they carry out a residential project. They are only in competition with themselves, challenging their own perceptions of what they are capable of.

You can find more information about The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at You can get more information at The Award on Facebook, Twitter  and on YouTube.

For more information regarding the Prize in Cambridge House Community College, please get in contact with Steve Kirby, The Duke of Edinburgh?s Award Coordinator.