Duke of Edinburgh Award
GEMS Metropole School is excited to offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award from September 2020. This globally recognized award equips young people for life and work.
Not all learning happens in the classroom. Young people need experiences outside the classroom to become committed, responsible and fulfilled citizens of the world.
What is the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is also known as DofE, The Head of State Award, The President's Award Scheme, The International Award for Young People, and the Governor General's Youth Award. The Award is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements.
Since its launch over 60 years ago, the Award has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives. Through non formal education, the Award can play a critical role in a young person’s personal development and is achievable by any 14-24 year old who wants to take up the challenge.
Please see the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award website for more details:
GEMS Metropole School strongly embraces the belief that learning occurs in many different settings beyond the walls of a traditional classroom. GEMS Metropole offers programs that introduce students to a variety of exciting, stimulating and enriching experiences.