Liaison Teacher: Mrs Elsa Koole
Consultation time with co-ordinator: Please contact Mrs Koole to arrange a consultation on Wednesdays at 2:30 to 3:50
Where they meet: Room E5
Who can join: Students from 14 years old
What the President’s Award is:
The internationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Award began in the UK in 1956 and came to South Africa in 1983 known as the Gold Shield Award. In 1994 this Youth Empowerment programme was launched as The President’s Award with Mr Mandela as its patron-in-chief. The Award consists of 3 levels: bronze, silver and gold, with each level demanding increased commitment and determination. To complete each level a participant has to participate in some sort of physical activity, learn a skill, perform community service and complete an outdoor journey. When you have completed your award, you will receive a prestigious badge and certificate to mark your achievement.
The purpose of the Award is to provide the participants with a structure that will help them grow and discover themselves. It encourages self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to the community.
2015 is the first year that our school has implemented this Award and we are starting this programme with 25 participants, something to be proud of!!!