On 1 September one-third of the students from Dulwich International High School Suzhou were recognised for completing the International Award and received Bronze or Silver Award certificates.
The International Award, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is a prestigious youth achievement programme known for its rigour. Only those who are willing to dedicate a significant proportion of their time to community service, learning a new skill, a sport and completing an outward-bound type expedition earn this award. Our Bronze Award recipients dedicated three months to a community service activity, three months to learning a new skill, and three months to extra-curricular sport or fitness. They also completed a three-day, two-night hiking expedition in the Hangzhou area. Silver Award recipients each dedicated at least six months to their service, skill and sport activities, and completed a four-day, three-night cycling and kayaking expedition around the 1000 Island Lake area of Zhejiang province.
This year, more than 340 Dulwich International High School Suzhou students are considering signing up for the award programme and over 70 Year 12 and Year 13 students expressed an interest in the Gold Award.
The International Award programme complements our approach to education. Dulwich College International schools encourage students to learn new skills and help others, to venture beyond their comfort zone and explore new territories. We are proud of the commitment shown by our students and wish them all the very best for the 2016-17 award programme.