The Award is a challenging, practical program offered all over the world to young people aged 14-25 years. To earn each level of the 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.
The Award program is one of individual challenge. It presents young people with a program of voluntary activities that encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community. Each person who does the Award learns a skill, becomes more physically active, volunteers in their community and undertakes a team adventure.
It fits well with aims of the College for future graduates in producing well-rounded, resilient, self-efficacious and self-reliant graduates, who also have a sense of their place in God’s majestic Creation.
The key elements of our program are:
- Open to all young people aged 14 to 24.
- Three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold – each progressively more challenging.
- Four Sections: Physical Recreation, Skill, Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journey plus Gold Residential Project (Gold Level only).
- Achieving an Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.