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International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is one of the most popular activities at Shrewsbury International School for students in the Senior School (Y10-13). Shrewsbury is an accredited Independent Award Centre for the International Award scheme.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage a spirit of adventure, discovery and community responsibility. Young people all over the world participate, and universities and future employers value it highly.

There are there levels of the Award: Bronze (Y10), Silver (Y11) and Gold (Y12/Y13). Most Year 10’S complete the Bronze award, with some of the associated skills being developed and incorporated into the annual Y10 residential trip. Many students progressing to the more advanced Silver and Gold level awards.

Each award level comprises 4 elements: service, skill, physical recreation and everyone’s favourite - the adventurous journey or expedition!

Each Award requires hard work, dedication and keen sense of fun. Gold students have the opportunity of completing their qualifying adventurous journey/expedition in an international location. In the past Shrewsbury Gold students have trekked in the national parks of New Zealand, France and the USA. The Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii has been a recent destination – an awesome experience for all.

There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.

Kurt Hahn