Information for parents and students on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards to be introduced to Waverley College in 2017
Performing Arts Centre, Birrell Street, Waverley
From 2017, Waverley College Year 9-12 students will have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award in addition to their co-curricular sports and activities.
The Award is a leading structured youth development program, empowering all young Australians to explore their full potential.
In attendance will be Glen Byrne, Project Manager from the Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as our two internal Duke of Edinburgh Conveners, Nicholas Brophy and Gemma Brown.
Each Waverley College student who takes part in the Award learns a skill, improves their physical well being, volunteers in their community and experiences a team adventure in a new environment. Our Duke of Edinburgh staff at the College includes Mr Nicholas Brophy and Ms Gemma Brown and they will support all participants.
The key elements of our program are:
Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, students:
Today more than 140 countries have adopted The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program with over 8 million young people having participated worldwide. Locally over 700,000 young people have completed the Award in Australia in the past 57 years, with on average 40,000 very diverse participants annually working towards achieving an Award.
In Sydney, the Award it is recognised by certain universities but does not change the actual ATAR
UNSW for example, offers bonus ATAR points under their Elite Athletes and Performers Program (EAP).