Welcome to the Award in WA
The Award has operated in WA since 1962. As a non-profit incorporated association we are proud to deliver the world’s leading youth development program, helping young people to discover their purpose, passion and place in the world and become World Ready citizens. Our organisation’s primary goal is to ensure all young people in WA are provided the opportunity to participate in the Award regardless of their personal circumstances.
“Just thought I’d share with you from a mums perspective what a fantastic thing the Duke of Ed Award has been for my son.
My son first was introduced to the Award through his school when he was in Year 9, but he wasn’t in a good headspace and everything seemed too hard and overwhelming for him. He had a difficult year and struggled to believe in himself. After a change of school, he relooked at the Award and slowly started giving it a go. As he started to achieve things, he started to regain his confidence, and before he knew it he had achieved his Bronze. This spurred him on to go to this leadership course run by the Award where he met the crew from Leeuwin and they spoke about how doing a voyage could help not only on a personal level but also as a Gold Residential Project or any of the Adventurous Journeys for the Award. He then decided to become a Youth Award Leader, so he could help promote the Award at his new school and help the younger students with their logging.
After booking a Voyage with Leeuwin and getting a sponsorship with Woodside, he came back a different person. More resilient and wanting to give back by Volunteering on future Voyages. Which is what he has done. He also completed his Gold Award during this time.
Through all this he has achieved a Cadetship on the Leeuwin, so he will spend the next 12 months Volunteering on all the Voyages and gaining his Marine certificates.
We cannot believe the amazing change that has occurred in him, all positive and all snowballing from the opportunities that were presented with the Award and then with Leeuwin.”
Annual Duke of Ed Walk on Sunday 1 November 2020
Free tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/annual-duke-of-ed-walk-tickets-91739939629
Join us on Sunday 1 November for our Annual Duke of Ed Walk. This year we will celebrate a “late” National Volunteer week as well as connecting with our Award Alumni.
Meeting at Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Mundaring, we will walk a beautiful 6.2km along the Bibbulmun Track and then enjoy a light lunch courtesy of Duke of Ed Employer – Homestyle Salads. Please book your free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/annual-duke-of-ed-walk-tickets-91739939629
Award Fees in WA
|Bronze New Participant Fee||Silver New Participant Fee||Gold New Participant Fee|
|$ 140.00||$ 160.00||$ 185.00|
To contact the WA office, head here.
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