We are pleased to share that a number of Year 12 students and alumni received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award at a ceremony at the Town Hall earlier this week.
Congratulations to Year 12 students Olivia Cross, Erin Doupe, Julia Rosenbrock and Ashlea Cross, and alumni Tara McAsey (YG 2018), Hollis Huang (YG 2018) and Jeremy Doupe (YG 2015). The awards were presented by Mr Richard Riordan MP (State Member for Polwarth, Shadow Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Victoria), with Ms Sue Lloyd-Williams AO, Chair Duke of Edinburgh Victoria as the guest speaker.
The Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award is the highest of the three awards and represents a significant achievement that is recognised worldwide.
The Duke of Edinburgh program invites young people aged 14-25 to realise their ambitions and to change their world. It has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve each level, participants create their own program of activities and goals over a set length of time and across four sections: Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Gold-level Award participants also undertake a fifth section: Residential Project– To broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting. Through participation in The Duke of Edinburgh, young people are empowered with the skills and opportunities to make meaningful decisions, enhance life and work skills, live active and healthy lifestyles, contribute to their communities, and build their sense of adventure in the face of the unknown and unfamiliar.