What is Duke of Edinburgh?

What is Duke of Edinburgh (D of E)?
The Duke of Edinburgh program is one that challenges students to not only learn about outdoor survival skills, but also challenges students to better themselves through participation in learning a new skill, participation in some form of physical activity as well as volunteering service to the greater community. 
 
Bronze Award:
Students are required to complete 13 weeks of two of these activities as their two minor activities. Students will need to complete 26 weeks of one of these three activities as their major activity.  Online record book access will be issued to students in first week of June.  Students can start using their Online Record Books (ORB) to record their weeks of participation in the service, skill and physical activity of their choosing.   It is important to note that students ideally participate in each of these three areas for 1 hour every week until they reach their goal.  For most participants it is simply a matter of recording the weeks of participation in activities that they already participate in. 
The students will be required to participate in a two-day practice walk, and a two-day Adventurous journey. Students will be walking for up to 6 hours for a minimum of 12 km each day. The practice walk and the adventurous journey will see students camping out at Saltus.   
Silver Award:
Students are required to complete 26 weeks of each of the above three activities. Online record book access will be issued to students in first week of June.   Students can start using their Online Record Books (ORB) to record their weeks of participation in the service, skill, and physical activity of their choosing.  It is important to note that students ideally participate in each of these three areas for 1 hour every week until they reach their goal.  For most participants it is simply a matter of recording the weeks of participation in activities that they already participate in. 
The students will be required to participate in a three-day practice walk, and a three-day Adventurous journey. Students will be walking for 7 hours for a minimum and 16 km each day.  The practice walk and adventurous journey will see students camping out at Saltus. 
Gold Award:
Completed off island.
Founded more than 60 years ago, the Award is available to all 14-24-year olds and equips young people with the skills they need for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability or interests. On an individual level this can make a transformational difference to a young person’s life; on a collective basis, it has the power to bring significant change to wider society.” (https://intaward.org)
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