Duke of Edinburgh’s / International Award

From Catherine Williams

On Friday 9th April, the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was announced. Through his life The Duke of Edinburgh was a committed and inspirational champion of young people. One of his legacies for future generations is the Duke of Edinburgh’s / International Award scheme in which European School Munich’s students participate.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award comprises of four sections: voluntary service to the community, a sport / dance / fitness challenge, developing a hobby or interest and taking part in a team expedition. The three levels, bronze, silver and gold; demand ever greater levels of time and commitment with participants working towards self-determined goals. The award is offered in a huge range of institutions in over 140 countries to young people across the social spectrum.

To quote directly from the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s website : “The Duke of Edinburgh Award has become one of The Duke’s most remarkable achievements, equipping and empowering young people from all communities to build the skills, confidence and resilience they need to make the most out of life and make a difference to the world around them.”

The last year has been a challenging time for ESM students participating in awards. They have however been continuing as much as possible with personal challenges related to the different sections of the award. The adult expedition team are committed to re-organising expeditions as soon as possible.

More information about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.