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Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Pukekohe High School.

Check out the sub pages down the side for information on the level you are at

PARENTS WE NEED YOU! If you can help out in any way PLEASE email: tforch@pukekohehigh.school.nz

Go to the national website for more info here...

See Mr. Forch for info on doing the award at Puke High, or read on...

General info on the award:

How does it work?

The levels are:

  • Bronze - open to all aged 14 and over and lasting at least 6 months
  • Silver - open to all aged 15 and over and lasting at least 12 months
  • Gold - open to all aged 16 and over and lasting at least 18 months

The Sections are:

  • Service - giving help in the local community   
  • Skills - covering almost any non physical hobby, skill or interest
  • Physical Recreation - sport, dance and fitness
  • Adventurous Journey - training for, practising, planning and completing a journey by foot, kayak, bike, sailboat or horseback
  • Residential Project - for the Gold level only - spending 5 or more days on a purposeful project with new companions

Who can do this Programme?

Anyone between the ages of 14 and 24 can take up The Programme, regardless of gender, background or ability. All Awards must be completed by the participant's 25th Birthday. You must fill out a registration form and receive a Record Book before you can count any activities towards The Award.

Who else can be involved?

The Programme is dependent on a huge number of volunteers who are willing to share their skills, experience and organising abilities to help others gain awards. They may not get a badge or certificate, but they certainly share the challenge and rewards of being involved.

What are the benefits?

  • Friendship
  • Enjoyment
  • New skills
  • Improved abilities
  • Excitement
  • Wider horizons
  • Achievement
  • Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Decision making
  • Time management
  • Local, national and even international connections