Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Awards
The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award is a prestigious and well recognised award, highly regarded by employers as it shows determination, commitment, leadership and perseverance. It is extremely popular at St Peter's College and aligns itself strongly with the values of the school. All Year 10 students are invited to join the Award scheme and approximately half do every year. Currently there are over 100 students in the college undertaking their award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.
It is a nationally and internationally recognised award which provides a voluntary, non-competitive programme of personal, cultural and adventurous activities. The activities are designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25 at three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive and enjoyable activities.
The sections are:
Service - giving help in the local community
Skills - covering almost any non-physical hobby, skill or interest
Expeditions - training for, practicing, planning and completing a journey on foot, cycle or horseback or by boat.
Physical Recreation - sport, dance and fitness
Residential Project - for the Gold level only - spending 5 or more days on a purposeful project with new companions
What are the benefits?
Friendship, enjoyment, new skills, improved abilities, excitement, wider horizons, achievement, confidence, teamwork, decision making, time management and developing connections locally, nationally and internationally.
St Peter's College has a large group of students involved in the award scheme (up to 100 at any one time).
Bronze Awards are presented at the end of year Junior Prizegiving; Silver Awards at a Mayoral Presentation; Gold Award recipients travel to Wellington to receive their awards from the Governor General at a ceremony in Government House.
For more information on being involved please contact Mrs Lynch.