The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

DoE is the world’s leading youth achievement award.

“Over the last 60 years the Award has transformed the lives of millions of young people in 140 countries and territories, equipping them for life.” Here at LPF Academy we want to provide our children the opportunity to take part in this life changing experience.

The DoE International Award allows the participant’s achievement to be consistently recognized worldwide, giving them unique international accreditation of their experience.

What It Offers to the Child?

DoE focuses on the learning that happens outside of the classroom, beyond the confines of wall, pen and paper and on how non formal education is crucial to the sound development of a personality.

It is geared to create an empowered generation of youths who are spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically perceptive and mature and are equipped to impact the world around them.

How It Works?

The Award has three levels and four sections. These four sections must be completed at each level by the participants to achieve their award. The Gold level requires participants to also complete a residential project.

Bronze Award (Over 14)

Silver Award (Over 15)

Gold Award (over 16)

The Sections


Encourages young people to volunteer their time to and understand the benefits of this service to their community.


Encourages the development of personal interests and practical and social skills.

Physical Recreation

Encourages young people to participate in sport and other physical recreation for the improvement of health and fitness.

Adventurous Journey

Encourages a sense of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a team journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants plan, train for and undertake a journey with a purpose in an unfamiliar environment.

Residential Project

The Residential Project, completed only at Gold Level, aims to broaden participants’ horizons through involvement with others in a residential setting. While the Award is not a competitive attempt against others, it is a personal challenge that each student will take up in order to push their limits further and maximize their potential.