Education

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Trinity College is very proud to offer The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award to our students.The award recognises those students who decide they are willing to go above and beyond to better themselves and the community they live in. It is recognised throughout the world as a testament to commitment and resilience with an attitude of hard work and developing a sense of leadership.

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award was first introduced at Trinity College in 2018. Today, our College has more than 180 boys participating in the program. Students are able to use many of the co-curricular opportunities avialable within the Four Pillars of the College to assist them with completing the Award. These include, but not limited to:

  • Outdoor Education programs 
  • International tours
  • Local and international community service
  • Music lessons
  • Sporting commitments. 

Through these various fun and fulfilling opportunities, boys will develop or learn a skill, improve their overall fitness and make a positive impact on someone's life. The students will also challenge themselves with an Adventurous Journey to complete at each level of the Award. This journey will develop boys to be ‘world ready’ and enhance the boys aspects of leadership from these experiences.

One big advantage if completing The Duke of Ed Award is that it is immediately recognisable and highly regarded by companies, educational institutions and many other organisations around the world. The award demonstrates a well-rounded and committed individual who is diligent, confident and reliable. 

All boys are invited to attend the Award meetings, held every second Monday at recess in the Trinity College Sports Centre.

To achieve an Award, each young person must learn a skill, improve their physical well being, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment. All participants are supported by a network of adult Award Leaders, Assessors and Supervisors.

The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh, which has a required age of 14, will take a minimum of six months to complete and a student will be expected to do either one hour a week, or two hours a fortnight of Physical Recreation, Skill Development and Volunteering. It also involves a two-day/one night practice journey and two-day/one night qualifying journey. 

Bronze Award Guide

The Silver Duke of Edinburgh will take a minimum of six months to complete and a student will be expected to do either one hour a week, or two hours a fortnight of Physical Recreation, Skill Development and Volunteering. It also involves a three-day/two night practice journey and three-day/two night qualifying journey. 

Silver Award Guide

The Gold Duke of Edinburgh will take a minimum of 12 months to complete and a student will be expected to do either one hour a week, or two hours a fortnight of Physical Recreation, Skill Development and Volunteering. It also involves a four-day/three night practice journey and four-day/three night qualifying journey. 

In addition, students undertaking the Gold Award will participate in The Gold Residential Project that aims to broaden participants’ horizons through involvement with others in a residential setting and involves a minimum time requirement of five-days/four nights.

Gold Award Guide

Gold Residential Project

For more information on The Duke of Edinburgh Award at Trinity College, please contact:

Mr Jason O'Malley - Award Leader and Coordinator

Email: omalley.jason@trinity.wa.edu.au
Phone: +618 9219 1131

History

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is an award that was set-up in England by Kurt Hahn and Prince Phillip in 1956. Hahn believed that young men at the time were lacking in physical fitness, initiative and enterprise, care and skill and a willingness and ability to be of service. It has taken many different forms throughout its time, including The Gordonstoun Award, The Moray Badge, The County Badge, The Outward Bound Award and finally, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The award recognised females two years later and has inspired millions of recipients for more than 65 years.