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Northern Beaches Secondary College

Northern Beaches Secondary College

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The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award program is offered in partnership with Youth Advance to Northern Beaches Secondary College student's in Year 9 and above.

 
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a voluntary program that has been enriching the lives of young people since 1956.  The Duke believed that young people should be helped to develop their individual interests in a real-world setting.  His idea was to provide young people with a challenging program of activities that encourage self-reliance, initiative and effort.
 
Participants design their own unique program that challenges them to set and meet goals while forging qualities of strength, resolve and commitment.  Open to young people aged 14 to 25, the Program is run in over 140 countries and is available at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.  Each of these levels has four sections - Skill, Service, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journeys.  Additionally, the Gold Award has a fifth section - the Residential Project.
 
Identifying students as #worldready recipients of the Award are highly regarded by potential employers and universities for their commitment, leadership, compassion and organisational ability, both nationallly and internationally.

Click here for further information or email NBSC@youthadvance.com.au

NBSC HIKE DATES 2022

Bronze Combo Hikes 

Duration: 3 days 2 nights (including 1 day preparation and training)
Venue: Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre, Upper Colo NSW 2756

  • Option 1: Friday 11th - Sunday 13th March 2022 (Term 1, Week 7) - Postponed due the weather
  • Option 2: Saturday 19th - Monday 21st March 2022 (Term 1, Week 8)
  • Option 3: Friday 29th April - Sunday 1st May 2022 (Term 2, Week 1)
  • Option 4: Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd May 2022 (Term 2, Week 4)
  • Option 5: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th September 2022 (Term 3, Week 7)

Transport: A bus transports students from NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus on the Friday. Parents/caregivers pick up students from Somerset at approximately 2pm on the Sunday. 

Silver Practice Pack and Paddle

Duration: 2 day, 1 night pack and paddle
Provider: Youth Advance 
Venue: Pittwater

  • Option 1: Friday 18th - Sunday 20 March 2022 (Term 1, Week 8) 
  • Option 2: Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th May 2022 (Term 2, Week 4)

Silver Qualifying Hike 

Duration: 3 day, 2 night pack and paddle
Provider: Youth Advance 
Venue: Marramarra National Park

  • Option 1: Friday 19th August - Sunday 21st August 2022 (Term 3, Week 5) 
  • Option 2: Friday 18th November - Sunday 20th November 2022 (Term 4, Week 6)

Gold Practice Hike 

Duration: 4 day, 3 night expedition
Provider: Youth Advance
Venue: Turon National Park

Option 1: Monday 11th April - Thursday 14th April 2022 (End of Term 1 School Holidays)

Note: Compulsory First Aid and Route Planning Session is required (speak to your Award Leader)

Gold Qualifying Hike 

Duration: 4 day, 3 night expedition
Provider: Youth Advance
Venue: Kosciusko National Park
Date: Monday 12th December to Friday 16th December 2022

Note: Compulsory First Aid and Route Planning Session is required (speak to your Award Leader)