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 academic year of 2013/14, 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
|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
As this is the first we are running the AYP, we have set a limit of 30 students and this is on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions about enrolling in the programme, please contact Mr Davis or Mr Bell-Scott by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com