St Aloysius leads the way in Tasmania with the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The internationally recognised award is the leading structured youth development program for young Australians between the ages of 14-25, helping them to explore their potential regardless of age or circumstances.
Students have the opportunity to participate in surfing, rock climbing, bushwalking, canyoning, bike riding and snow camps. There are three levels to the program, Bronze, Silver and Gold. St Aloysius offers both Bronze and Silver, whilst students can select to do Gold at GYC.
There are four main components to the Duke of Edinburgh award; physical recreation, skill, service and adventurous journey. The balance of the four components, combined with the rigour of an external program means that the student outcomes are very strong.
What impact does the Duke of Edinburgh Award have on a young person?
Through this challenging journey of self-discovery, our participants:
Are equipped and empowered to achieve their personal best
Learn to take responsibility for their goals and choices
Become connected to and actively engaged within their immediate community
Make a real difference to society through their positive contributions and involvement
Learn to persevere and overcome barriers to success
Learn important life skills; and
Increase career opportunities.