The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Diamond Anniversary
In 1956 The Duke of Edinburgh launched the Award scheme, aimed at challenging young people in Great Britain and other parts of the Commonwealth to "attain standards of achievement and endeavour in a wide variety of active interests". In 2016 the Award is operating in 140 countries and territories with over 18,516 young people actively involved in the Award in New Zealand alone.
To launch the Diamond Anniversary, the International Award launched their celebrations in Covent Gardens, London. A 7.62 metre climbing wall was constructed and celebrities and members of the public were challenged to climb it.You can read more about the event here.
As part of the Diamond Anniversary celebrations, people are invited to take part in the Diamond Challenge. The Challenge is inspired by the Award and people can take on their own individual adventure, personal or skill challenge. Diamond Challenge website.