Rosseau Lake College encourages students to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program, open to young people aged 14 – 25 who seek personal challenges. The program offers a balanced, non-competitive program of voluntary activities that encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, and responsibility to self and community. The award is not an academic achievement, but rather an opportunity to develop and be recognized for extracurricular activities and interests.
There are three levels to be earned in the program each with increasing levels of personal commitment: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The award is comprised of four sections:
- Service (voluntary community service)
- Skill (hobbies, clubs)
- Physical Recreation
- Adventurous Journey
The Gold award requires participation in a project away from home for at least five days. The purpose of the residential project is to develop social adaptability while working with others in an unfamiliar environment. It can be completed at any time after registering in the program.
One of the great things about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is that you can accomplish it anywhere! The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an international program that operates in more than 45 countries.
To learn more about the award, visit the website: www.dukeofed.org.