The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a program founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, which has now spread to more than 140 other countries. The award recognizes the personal achievements of young adults and teenagers in a series of projects of collective or personal interest. Any student, from 14 years old, can participate.

It's a fun and rewarding way to learn new skills and how to collaborate with others. Teamwork, solidarity, physical stamina and mental alertness: the Duke of Edinburgh Award is a comprehensive and varied personal development program that allows everyone to stand out.

The program takes place over one to four years and must be completed before the participant's 25th birthday.
The program has three levels of difficulty: bronze (14+), silver (15+) or gold (16+). With the help of adult coaches, participants must select and set goals in the following areas:
  • Volunteering: engaging in or undertaking a project of service to individuals or a community
  • Physical recreation: to achieve a performance in sport, dance, fitness
  • Skills: developing practical skills in an area of personal interest
  • Expedition: planning, organizing and carrying out a tour in France or abroad
  • Gold Project (Residential) - for the Gold level: live and work away from home for a minimum of 5 days.

Each DofE level (bronze, silver and gold) requires a minimum amount of time to work in each discipline. Within this period, participants must ensure regular involvement and work (approximately one hour per week). It is a rewarding and very enriching adventure that our students have the opportunity to take part in.

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