VIDEO | Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Participants Prep for Adventurous Journey

September 08, 2021

Bronze and Silver level participants of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award are preparing for their Adventurous Journey coming up later in September. To prepare, the Bronze and Silver level participants went on a 15-kilometre hike together at Kalmthoutse Heide on the Belgian-Dutch border. The students discuss challenges they encountered on this hike and how they overcame those challenges by learning something new.

For Bronze level participants, the culminating event is the Adventurous Journey. During that journey, which is two days and one night, these participants must hike a minimum of 20 kilometres a day. They must also cook at least one hot meal per day. Silver level participants’ Adventurous Journey will last for three days and two nights. 

Students 14 and older are welcome to join the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

About the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, operating in over 140 countries and territories around the globe. It prepares young people from different backgrounds and cultures for life. To date, over 8 million young people have started their Award and begun their journey to a brighter future. AIS has been an active participant in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award since 2016.

The Award is available to all young people aged 14 to 24 (Grade 8-12 – as long as you are 14 or will turn 14 before the Winter Break). Students who are 15 or older can go directly to the Silver Award. It is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced, and requires a sustained effort over time. The Award encourages you to design your own programme of activities, set your own goals and challenge yourself to achieve your aims.

Together with the Award Leaders you will meet every Wednesday from 15:45-17:00.


There are three levels to the Award:

  • Bronze: For those over 14 years. (6 months minimum participation)
  • Silver: For those over 15 years. (12 months minimum participation)
  • Gold: For those over 16 years. (18 months minimum participation)

At every level, participants will have to complete the four different sections:

  • Service: volunteer in the community, make a positive contribution to society and demonstrate social responsibility.
  • Physical Recreation: improve your fitness and performance, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle for good mental and physical well-being.
  • Skills: develop your talents, broaden your abilities, increase your self-confidence and improve your employability.
  • Adventurous Journey: discover a spirit of adventure and gain a deeper understanding of the environment and the great outdoors.

For the Gold level, students will also have to complete a Residential Project.

For more information please follow this link.