The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Jersey Youth Service, PO Box 142, St Saviour, JE4 8QJwww.firstname.lastname@example.org
AboutEnjoy lots of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet lots of people just like you.
Who can apply?
The programmes are open to people from all walks of life. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there is more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by. All activities for a Duke of Edinburgh programme must be completed by your 25th birthday.
What is it?
There are programmes at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold, which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
You achieve an award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold).
You will find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only). The best bit is you get to choose what you do!
Along the way you will pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
How long will it take me?
It usually takes at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.
It will take you at least 6 months for Silver if you have already achieved your Bronze, or 12 months if you have jumped straight into Silver.
For Gold, you'll need to do your programme for at least 12 months if you have got your Silver Award, or 18 months if you've started at Gold level without doing Silver- even if you've done Bronze.
Length of time in is months however you need to show regularactivity and commitment during this time of at least an hour a week. You can't achieve an Award in a short burst of enthusiasm over one weekend!
Want to know more?
For further information contact the Jersey Youth Service.
Categories: Youth Project.