The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award

 

History of the Award

The Award Programme was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 as The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, to encourage and motivate young people over the age of 14 to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self-development activities.

The programme was designed with great care by a small team, whose members included HRH The Duke of Edinburgh; Dr Kurt Hahn, educationlist and founder of Outward Bound and the United World Colleges; Lord Porritt, the New Zealand Olympic athlete, Royal Surgeon and former Governor-General; and Lord Hunt, the famous adventurer and leader of the team which supported Sir Edmund Hillary in the conquest of Mount Everest.

Almost as soon as it was launched in the UK, the Award was taken up by schools and youth groups in other countries. The unique compostition of the programme is ideally suited to easy adaptation and integration into different cultures and societies. The basic content of the Award remains the same throughout the world, but the activities, the application and even the title are all adapted to suit the varying needs of young people in different countries.

Over the past three decades the Award has developed and grown, touching lives of young people in more than 60 countries. The programme is continuously evaluated and modified to suit the changing demands of a modern society and the needs of young people. Today the Award is a major international programme recognised and used by agencies concerned with youth throughout the world.

In New Zealand, although one or two organisations started taking part earlier, it was not until 18 July 1963 that the Governor-General, Sir Bernard Fergusson, held the inaugural meeting of the National Council of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in New Zealand at Government House in Wellington, when a Constitution for the Award in New Zealand was adopted.

More information on The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award programme may be found at https://dofehillary.org.nz/.

 

Introducing the Sections

There are four sections that need to be completed at each level (with an extra requirement at Gold level). As you move through the levels a higher degree of commitment is required, but you can choose your own activities for each section and complete the requirements with things that you enjoy doing!

The hours and months required for each section are minimums and we encourage you to go over and above this to get the most out of the programme for yourself. You can tackle each section one at a time or do them all at once ... it's all up to you!

 

 

BRONZE AWARD - https://dofehillary.org.nz/Bronze

Duke of Edinburgh has online enrolment and an online record book.  To enrol, students will need to go to https://www.onlinerecordbook.org/fo/ and complete the process.  When asked for the Award Unit, students need to select Glendowie College.  The Online Record Book ($95) needs to be purchased and paid for directly to Duke of Edinburgh.

Please click here for information on using the online record book (ORB).

Training for the tramp needs to be completed through Peak Performance Solutions (Bronze $65).  Their website is http://www.bronzetraining.com/   All students need to complete 20 hours online training.

In 2019 all Bronze tramps will be outsourced with payments made directly to Bigfoot Adventures ($190 per Bronze trip).

The Bronze tramps are scheduled for 6 and 7 April 2019.  The final tramp is on 26 and 27 November 2019.  The teacher-in-charge is Mr Richard Thompson, email thr@gdc.school.nz 

Glendowie College charges a minimal fee of $10 to students who would like to hire their gear.

For general enquiries please contact Mr Richard Thompson.

 

Contacts

Ms Sheridan Hancock
Email: hck@gdc.school.nz

Mr Richard Thompson
Email: thr@gdc.school.nz 

 

  Service Skill Physical Recreation
Bronze 3 months

3 months

3 months

  Plus a further 3 months in either Service, Skill or Physical Recreation
Regularity At least 15 hours spread over the 3 months
Or
At least 30 hours spread over the 6 months
At least one hour per week for the number of months chosen At least one hour per week for the number of months chosen

 

 

SILVER AWARD - https://dofehillary.org.nz/Silver

Duke of Edinburgh has online enrolment and an online record book.  To enrol, students will need to go to https://www.onlinerecordbook.org/fo/ and complete the process.  When asked for the Award Unit, students need to select Glendowie College.  The Online Record Book ($95) needs to be purchased and paid for directly to Duke of Edinburgh.

Please click here for information on using the online record book (ORB).

Training for the tramp needs to be completed through Peak Performance Solutions (Silver $65).  Their website is http://www.bronzetraining.com/   All students need to complete 20 hours online training.

In 2019 all Silver tramps will be outsourced with payments made directly to Bigfoot Adventures ($280 per Silver trip).

The Silver tramps are scheduled for 30 March and 1 April 2019.  The final tramp is on 9 - 11 October 2019.  The teacher-in-charge is Miss Robyn Lewis, email lws@gdc.school.nz 

Glendowie College charges a minimal fee of $10 to students who would like to hire their gear.

 

Contacts

Miss Robyn Lewis
Email: lws@gdc.school.nz

Mrs Jenny Champness
Email: chp@gdc.school.nz

 

  Service Skill Physical Recreation
Silver

Two of these Sections for 6 months
One Section for 4 months

Or Direct Entrant (Someone who has not completed Bronze)

  Service

Skill

Physical Recreation
Silver One Section for 4 months
One Section for 6 months
One Section for 12 months
Regularity At least 20 hours spread over the 4 months
Or
At least 30 hours spread over the 6 months
Or
At least 60 hours spread over the 12 months
At least one hour per week for the number of months chosen At least one hour per week for the number of months chosen

 

 

GOLD AWARD - https://dofehillary.org.nz/Gold

Duke of Edinburgh has online enrolment and an online record book.  To enrol, students will need to go to https://www.onlinerecordbook.org/fo/ and complete the process.  When asked for the Award Unit, students need to select Glendowie College.  The Online Record Book ($95) needs to be purchased and paid for directly to Duke of Edinburgh.

Please click here for information on using the online record book (ORB).

The Gold adventurous journey dates for 2019 are still to be confirmed, and it is hoped they will be finalised in Term 1, 2019. 

The practice tramp, training and qualifying journey will be provided and run by the award leaders at the college in conjunction with specialised providers for the kayaking aspect of the trip.  The teacher-in-charge is Miss Fiona Smith, email smi@gdc.school.nz 

Glendowie College will charge a minimal fee of $10 to students who would like to hire their gear.

 

Contacts

Ms Julie Barrack
Email: brk@gdc.school.nz

Ms Fiona Smith
Email: smi@gdc.school.nz

 

  Service Skill Physical Recreation
Gold

Two of these Sections for 12 months
One Section for 5 months

Or Direct Entrant (Someone who has not completed Silver)

  Service

 Skill

Physical Recreation
Gold One Section for 5 months
One Section for 12 months
One Section for 18 months
Regularity At least 25 hours spread over the 5 months
Or
At least 60 hours spread over the 12 months
Or
At least 90 hours spread over the 18 months
At least one hour per week for the number of months chosen At least one hour per week for the number of months chosen

 

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