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The Award for Young People


The AYP, formerly known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is a programme about challenge, enterprise, effort and achievement. It is operated in 140 countries and has more than 30,000 secondary student participants in Hong Kong alone.

The AYP gives young people a chance to constructively use their leisure time, to set and achieve personal goals and to learn about themselves and their community through experiential learning either in a group or individually.

For the current academic year we will be offering the Bronze level (participants must be 14 years or over) to Year 10-13 students. There are 4 key components that participants must complete to achieve the Bronze Award:

Bronze Level Overview

ComponentDescriptionExamplesRequirement
Service To learn how to give useful service to others. Fire fighting, charity work, completing a recognised first aid course. At least 15 hours spread over at least 3 months
Skills To encourage the development of personal interests and practical skills. Athletics officiating, film production, playing an instrument, umpiring and refereeing. At least 6 months
Expedition To encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery. Complete pre-expedition training and a 2 day, 1 night hike in Sai Kung. 2 days 1 night
Physical Recreation To encourage participation in physical recreation and improvement of performance. Football, basketball, badminton, rock climbing, canoeing, track and field events and swimming. 24 points


It is important to note that the programme is intended to be carried out by students independently; however, the leaders of the AYP will provide resources and support when necessary.

Please find more information about the AYP and its structure on this website: www.ayp.org.hk or www.soa.org.hk.

A limit of 30 students has been set on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions about enrolling in the programme, please contact Mr Moeke or Mr Baumberg by email: wmoeke@kis.edu.hk or wbaumberg@kis.edu.hk