Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides our students with a unique opportunity to become responsible citizens who can form respectful relationships and achieve their personal best. The award plays a vital role in providing opportunities for young people to develop essential life skills, increase their employability and foster their creativity and innovation.

We promote the ethos of engage, inspire and achieve throughout this award. All participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, Assessors, Supervisors, and Mentors. Students self-manage their Award through an Online Record Book. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award includes three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, each progressively more challenging. There are four sections to each Award: Physical Recreation, Skill, Service, Adventurous Journey plus a fifth section; Residential Project at Gold Level.

Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, participants:

  • achieve an Award recognising individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement;
  • are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best and learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices;
  • become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community and make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement;
  • learn important life skills such as perseverance and overcoming barriers to success;
  • build a comprehensive resume which assists in applications for scholarships, further study and job applications; and
  • are accredited as a WACE unit equivalent ‘C’ grade: 1 unit (Bronze), 2 units (Silver) and 4 units (Gold). Students are able to count a maximum of 4 unit equivalents, 2 in Year 11 and 2 in Year 12.

For more information, please refer to https://www.awardswa.org.au/

or contact

Megan Mathieson
Thornlie Senior High School Award Coordinator
T: (08) 9376 2100
E: megan.mathieson@education.wa.edu.au