Duke of Edinburgh Awards Program
Ashbury participates in this international program which challenges youth in key areas of personal development, service to the community, physical challenge and leadership. This program fosters self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and personal discovery. With approximately 100 students annually enrolled, Ashbury staff provide guidance with planning excursions, arranging appropriate guides and safety plans and co-ordinating service opportunities. Perhaps the favourite component for the students is the Expedition, where they are challenged to plan and execute trips with varying degrees of endurance, wilderness and outdoor activity.
Prince Philip founded the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 1956. This award came into Canada in 1963 and is now popular amongst 126 countries with six million participants. In 1988 Canada became a founding member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Association and currently Canada is one of the four largest National Award Authorities.
Be a local hero by providing volunteer service to others and your community.
Personal Skill Development
Do something different; develop a personal interest, social or practical skill.
Gain a sense of achievement and good health through physical activity. Virtually any sport, dance or fitness activity can count. Who knows, maybe you could be the next Olympian, prima ballerina or kung-fu legend!
Go on an expedition and find yourself! Develop self-reliance by planning, training and completing a journey of discovery.
For Gold level only – Broaden your experience through living and working with others who aren’t your everyday friends for five days.
For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh Program visit http://www.dukeofed.org