Duke of Edinburgh


Experiences that last a lifetime….

Lilydale High School is an experienced operator of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. This exciting program encourages students to challenge themselves in the following sections – Skill, Volunteering, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Residential Project for Gold Award only.

The purpose of the Award is to provide, promote and preserve a framework of Award participation that engages and empowers all young people in Australia to explore their potential.  For each section, students get to choose and undertake an activity that fits in with the purpose of that section, for the minimum amount of time specified for their chosen level; Bronze, Silver or Gold.

Year 9 students work on the award in their own time, but can use school based activities. Expeditions are organised within the school and run during term time, and some weekends.  Interested Year 9 students at Lilydale High School are required to submit an application to undertake their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Year 10 students can also use the Unit 1 or 2 Outdoor and Environmental Education program to complete the Adventurous Journey section of their award.

In Years 11 and 12,  students completing their award are given the opportunity to plan and organise their own expedition to wherever they wish.

For more information regarding the Duke of Edinburgh Program, please contact Nicholas Mann or Ruth Corry on 9735 5644.

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