Gold Residential Project

The Gold Residential Project is an additional section at the Gold level and is an opportunity to use many of the skills developed during the overall Award experience such as teamwork and leadership.This involves spending five consecutive days and four nights in a residential setting where you are working towards a common purpose. For example:… Continue reading Gold Residential Project

Adventurous Journey

For the Adventurous Journey section, you’ll need a sense of adventure and discovery as you go on a team expedition or exploration. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as learn teamwork skills, make real decisions and accept real consequences, and gain self-confidence. You’ll probably end up outside your… Continue reading Adventurous Journey


Through the Skills section, you can choose to improve on an existing skill or learn something new. It’s all about giving something a go, learning something and getting better at it, giving yourself a sense of achievement and well-being as a result. Colleges, universities and employers like to see that you are more than your… Continue reading Skills

Physical Recreation

The Physical Recreation section of the Award encourages you to improve your health and fitness, whatever your starting point. You could choose to do a team sport, solo sport or any healthy activity. It could be something you already do regularly, have tried before, or something completely new to you. How long does the Physical… Continue reading Physical Recreation

Voluntary Service

Through the Voluntary Service section, you can volunteer in your community, and see how your service can make a positive difference. It can also help improve skills such as teamwork and communication, building your self-confidence as a result. How long does the Voluntary Service section take? At Bronze level = 1 hour each week (or… Continue reading Voluntary Service

How does the Award work?

There are three levels to the Award—Bronze, Silver and Gold—and each level has four specific sections that participants need to complete activities in (plus a fifth at Gold level): Voluntary ServicePhysical RecreationSkillsAdventurous JourneyResidential Project (Gold level only) Activities are completed under the guidance of an Award Leader. An Award Leader is someone who has been… Continue reading How does the Award work?

What is the Award?

The Award is a global non-formal education framework, founded in 1956 and designed to challenge young people to discover their full potential. The Award seeks to create opportunities for our young people to learn new skills, (or improve on existing ones), get physically active, give service to their communities, and take part in an adventure.In… Continue reading What is the Award?

Award World!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Jamaica provides to young people an exciting new world of opportunity for service, skills development, physical recreation, adventurous journeys, and residential projects.