What It Is & Who It's For
The Duke of Edinburgh is a wonderful compliment to the IB CAS program, which all HGS students complete as a graduation requirement. The program is designed for students between the ages of 14 and 24 and is an exciting personal challenge for young Canadians. It is a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourages: personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community.
How to Achieve an Award
To achieve an Award, each participant must complete four sections:
- Community Service—encourages young people to become an active member of their community providing a service to others
- Skill Development—encourages young people to discover new abilities and interests or improve upon existing talents
- Physical Recreation—encourages young people to get active, improve overall fitness and lead a healthy active lifestyle
- Adventurous Journey—encourages young people to cultivate a spirit of adventure, discovery, self-reliance and environmental conservation while undertaking a wilderness or adventure experience