The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (commonly abbreviated DofE), is a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, that has since expanded to 144 nations. The awards recognise adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises modelled on Kurt Hahn's solution to the "Six Declines of Modern Youth".
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Are you planning far ahead but your favorite trip is not on our schedule at the time you’re coming to China? Are you an indepentdant traveler that wants to keep the costs as low as possible? Just let us know your favorite trip and starting date at least 6 weeks in advance and we will add your trip to our hiking agenda. As soon as we have 6 people joining the trip we are good to go!
The Adventurous Journey Award encourages a sense of adventure whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants will plan, train for and undertake a journey with a defined purpose in an unfamiliar environment.
The journey can be an exploration or an expedition but must be a challenge. The aim of this Section is to provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop their self-confidence, team work and health. Participants are taken out of their comfort zone but kept within a safe and secure setting, achieved through suitable training and supervision.
The Gold International Award: 4 days and 3 nights hiking and camping. Trips have an average of 8 hours of purposeful effort per day, a minimum of 32 hours of purposeful effort in total.
The Silver International Award: Three days and 2 nights hiking and camping. Trips have an average of seven hours of purposeful effort per day, a minimum of 21 hours of purposeful effort in total.
The Bronze International Award: Two days and one night hiking and camping. Trips have an average of six hours of purposeful effort per day, a minimum of 12 hours of purposeful effort in total.
*These trips are tailor made according to the school’s objectives.
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