Duke of Edinburgh
At Plumpton High School students have the opportunity to utilise the skills and knowledge they have learnt throughout the program to help them with Plumpton Education Community's Citizenship continuum, School Representative Council and HSC courses. The Duke of Ed also compliments many other activities that young people may already be doing which could include: Surf Life Saving, Scouts or Guides, music lessons and team or individual sport.
The Award concept is one of individual challenge.
It presents to young people a balance, non-competitive program of activities which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to the community.
A recent research pilot study conducted by Western Sydney University has shown that:
"… improvements to a participant's self-confidence, ability to cope with change (resilience), leadership, overall effectiveness and active involvement could be directly attributed to participation in the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and could also be measured."
Should you have any enquiries about the Award please don't hestitate to contact Ms Somerville (Coordinator) at school by phone: (02) 9625 7020.