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Be part of the journey
By using the Duke of Ed Framework your young person will be empowered to take control of their personal development through unique opportunities to explore unfamiliar environments, engage in new activities, and meet new people. As a parent or guardian, you can be part of this important journey.
When you support your young person's pursuit of their Duke of Ed Award, you’re investing in their future. You can expect to see your young person develop in the following areas as they work through the Duke of Ed Framework:
- Self-belief and self-confidence
- A sense of identity
- Initiative and a sense of responsibility
- A real awareness of their strengths
- New talents and abilities
- The ability to plan and use time effectively
- Learning from and giving to others in the community
- Forming new friendships
- Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
- Leadership and team-working skills
“ The Duke of Ed has given our son a lot of confidence and respect amongst his school mates and teachers during his schooling, which has carried on through his time at university.”
– Neil Hutch, Parent - Perth W.A.
If your young person is already doing the Duke of Ed but is feeling stuck, you will find some ideas and tips below.
Award Leaders, Assessors and Supervisors
For over 60 years, the Duke of Ed has been used by education providers and community organisations to recognise the learning outcomes and achievements of young people.
- Find out if your child’s school or organisation delivers The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. You can do this by checking this form or by contacting your Duke of Ed State or Territory office.
- Fill in the enquiry form and a Duke of Ed team member will contact you soon.
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