Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Young New Zealanders who attain Bronze have invested a minimum of six months to achieve this Award.  The Award involves giving service to the community, developing new skills, a commitment to physical well-being, and the training, planning and undertaking of a journey or exploration in the outdoors.

The Award is a challenge and through the journey of gaining my Bronze Award, I have:

  • become equipped and empowered to achieve my personal best
  • learnt to take responsibility for my own personal goals and choices
  • learnt to assess risk
  • become connected to and actively engaged within my immediate community
  • made a real difference to society through my positive contributions and involvement
  • learnt to persevere and overcome barriers to success
  • learnt important real-world life skills
  • increased my career opportunities

In achieving the Bronze Award I have:

  • spent at least three months improving my health and fitness through regular physical recreation
  • spent at least three months improving on an existing skill or learning a new skill
  • spent at least three months volunteering my time in the community
  • undertaken suitable bush craft training, including a practice journey or exploration
  • planned for and undertaken a two day, one night overnight journey or exploration with purpose in the outdoors as part of a small team

The attributes I can now demonstrate:

  • confidence and self-reliance
  • resilience and determination
  • working as part of a team and establishing positive relationships
  • planning and problem solving
  • self awareness, managing my feelings
  • communication skills
  • personal and social well-being
  • civic competence
  • the ability to work in different cultural settings and adapt to changing circumstances
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