Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award is an international developmental award launched over 60 years ago with more than 130 countries and over 8 million people having adventurously journeyed.

Train, Plan, Practice and Qualify your Bronze, Silver and Gold with Social Nature Movement.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award
Using New Zealand’s breathtaking natural environments as the classroom, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award offers young Kiwis an incredible opportunity to develop themselves, gain life-skills, and forge lasting friendships.


About the award levels
Open to anyone aged 14–24, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award includes three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Students can enrol for the Bronze award around year 10, progress to Silver around year 11, and go on to Gold around year 12. They have until their 25th birthday to complete all three stages.


What we offer
As approved activity providers for The Duke of Edinburgh Award, we create a fun, safe and engaging environment that encourages students to stretch themselves and embrace purposeful growth.
From training and planning sessions through to practice and qualifying journeys, we support students through every stage of the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. And our highly qualified instructors keep participants interested and motivated, so they can move to the next level with confidence.


Bronze award
Designed to equip you with the practical knowledge needed for future adventures, the Bronze award is the first step in getting you out and experiencing nature.

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Silver award
Building on the learning you developed at Bronze level, we’ll help you prepare for full expedition independence. You’ll face new and exciting challenges and get to explore even cooler corners of the natural world. And you’ll experience a sense of achievement that’s so amazing, it’s hard to put into words.

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Gold award
The final frontier, Gold brings together all your hard work, persistence and dedication from Bronze and Silver. Tapping into your adventurous spirit on a whole new level, it will be up to you and your teammates to plan and lead an extended expedition in its entirety. Are you ready for the challenge?

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Are you a school wanting to partner with us?
As accredited providers, we facilitate all stages and all levels of The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme as an extra-curricular activity with your school.
With a deep pool of qualified guides that have trained in many locations throughout New Zealand, we have the experience and flexibility to provide the award almost anywhere. So, whether you’ve got a group of 1 or 100 students, we can help.

 

What is The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award?

Open to anyone aged 14-24, The Duke of Edinburgh Award includes three levels (Bronze, Silver & Gold) and four sections. Skills, Service, Physical Recreation and an Adventurous Journey. At Gold level, participants also complete a Residential Project.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award equips young people for life and work, because not all learning happens in classrooms. Young people design their own Award, set goals and record personal progress. We facilitate opportunities for participants to stretch themselves and track their growth.

Proven to transform the lives of millions of young people, will you join us? Find out more here

 

History of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Social Nature Movement The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DoE) International Hillary Award Adventurous Journey Auckland New Zealand NZ Bronze Silver Gold International Award Training Practice Qualifier Qualifying Journey dofehillary

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award was founded in 1956 by Prince Philip, Kurt Hahn (German educationalist) and Lord Hunt (leader of the first successful ascent of Everest).

Their idea was about developing youth and initially available only to boys, then two years later great demands launched a female intake.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award has been running in New Zealand since 1963. Today, the Award has expanded to target anyone wanting to develop themselves.

 

Who delivers The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award in Auckland and New Zealand?

Delivered in New Zealand by licensed organisations like us, we are Approved Activity Providers for The Award:

Social Nature Movement The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DoE) International Hillary Award Adventurous Journey Auckland New Zealand NZ Bronze Silver Gold International Award Training Practice Qualifier Qualifying Journey dofehillary

 

Are you a school wanting to partner with us?

Social Nature Movement facilitates The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme as an extra-curricular activity. Students may enrol for the Bronze Award around Year 10, progress to Silver around Year 11 and Gold around Year 12. Although they do have until their 25th birthday to finish.

Social Nature Movement provides all parts of the Adventurous Journey, led by our skilled, knowledgeable and experienced staff. We have trained in many locations throughout New Zealand and have qualified staff able to go almost anywhere you need!

We work with schools to meet timings, dates and locations that best suit you. Locations are flexible; our teams can travel to locations of your choice. With multiple clients, we can serve 1-100 participants at any one time. Contact us to talk about how we can help!

 

How does The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award work?

Activities happen under guidance of our Award Leader who manages the Duke of Edinburgh Award. They will supervise, discuss, encourage and motivate participants to reach their goals.

Our assessors – who have relevant knowledge, skills and experiences – help participants with each section of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Once participants meet the requirements, Social Nature Movement writes a short report and signs their Online Record Book (ORB).

To start your Duke of Edinburgh Award, register here

 

International Duke of Edinburgh Groups

We manage everything for your Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and completing the Adventurous Journey and Residential sections.

If you are undertaking an International Adventurous Journey, the relevant section is 8.17 and found on pages 99 – 102. For more information, click here…

We can host many groups from around the world. Contact us for an itinerary specific to your group.

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Private Duke of Edinburgh Journeys

We cater for individual and unique needs. To book a private journey or for more information; contact us, we will help!

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Custom Duke of Edinburgh Explorations

We are always innovating futuristic explorations to acquire skills, knowledge and experiences. If you want to explore by walking, cycling, kayaking or anything else then you have explored the best company! To customise your curiosity or for more information; contact us, we will help!

NCEA credits for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award participants
NZQA NCEA credits Social Nature Movement The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DoE) International Hillary Award Adventurous Journey Auckland New Zealand NZ Bronze Silver Gold International Award Training Practice Qualifier Qualifying Journey dofehillary

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