Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Duke of Ed) is an international,
non-competitive program of personal achievement run by the Australian
Award Office and coordinated by Brisbane State High School (BSHS).
of Ed gives people aged 14 to 25 a chance to try new things, learn new
skills, explore new places and meet new friends, regardless of ability.
award is recognised by government and many employers for its value in
helping develop the personal abilities of young people. Students also
receive points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education on
completion of each award level.
three levels within the award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level
becomes progressively more challenging, and comprises four parts:
- Physical Recreation—encouraging participation in physical activities and improvement in performance;
- Skill—encouraging the discovery and development of personal interests;
- Service—encouraging a heightened sense of awareness of responsibility to others;
- Expedition—encouraging a spirit of adventure and discovery.
students already take part in one or more extra-curricular activities
inside or outside the school. After joining the Award Scheme, these
activities can also count towards achieving their goal.
Parents/guardians interested in volunteering can contact the Master in Charge (MiC).
Visit the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website for more information.
Contact the Master in Charge if you would like to participate through BSHS.