St Michael’s Collegiate has officially signed up to be able to offer The Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award. This award (Duke of Ed) has run as an international youth development program, challenging individuals between the ages of 14 to 25 to engage with their communities and develop key leadership skills.
The Duke of Ed was founded in the UK in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and has since expanded to more than 144 nations, including Australia. It is available in all states and territories and over 24,000 young Australians undertake the award each year.
The program is completed at three incremental levels, which vary in age recommendation and duration with students having the ability to complete Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards. These awards are recognised by Tasmanian Assessment, Standards, and Certification (TASC), and therefore points towards your TCE are eligible to be received.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Mrs Linda Bonnitcha, the School’s Coordinator and Leader for this exciting opportunity.