The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the Award) is delighted to announce that HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will be the charity’s new Patron. The Duke takes on the patronages previously held by his father, Prince Philip, who founded the Award in 1956. The Duke has been a passionate supporter of the International Award and DofE UK for decades, achieving … Read More
Inclusion and accessibility are one of the Award’s key priorities. Karen Ross, National Director of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award, says the Award’s goal is to create a community where all people, regardless of their health or circumstances can. Long story short, the Award is, “equipping all rangatahi in New Zealand, irrespective of ability.” To celebrate Get Outdoors Week, … Read More
At our August Wellington ceremony this year YouRim, from Christchurch Girl’s High School, received her Gold Award, after progressing through Bronze and Silver levels. She has been a remarkable participant. Endorsed by her teachers, coaches, and supervisors in her efforts for the Award as diligent, faithful, hardworking, and kind. In her volunteer work with children, she demonstrated endless patience and rose to the challenge of teaching and engaging them despite the complexities of working with kids. In her Physical Recreation section YouRim aimed for the heights and ascended them. Quite literally as she improved her rock-climbing skills and took on a leadership role advocating for others to participate.
From setting strong foundations, to building for growth: The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Hillary Award appoints a new National Director The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award has appointed a new National Director as it looks to grow and enable even more of Aotearoa’s rangatahi to access powerful, internationally-recognised non-formal education and learning opportunities outside the classroom. Emma Brown joins … Read More
Commemorating HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh – Growing the Duke’s Legacy In a week full of celebrations for the contributions of our Queen over the last 70 years, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award are excited to commemorate and celebrate our founder, and long serving patron, HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh with the opening of Memorial Grove. Together … Read More
Robyn Southwood has dedicated eight years to motivating and supporting the rangatahi of Central Hawkes Bay College. This December, she is the only New Zealander (and one of only 100 around the globe) to receive a Royal Mint Award; a commemorative coin created to acknowledge the outstanding volunteer Award Leaders of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The Royal Mint, … Read More