Many St. John’s students are developing their leadership skills through their participation in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Designed for students aged 14-24, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award consists of three levels, that when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Students complete a personal programme of activities in volunteering, physical, skills and expeditions.
Our students are recognized at assemblies, end of year award ceremonies and, at the Gold level, by a member of the royal family. Students are expected to work independently but Ms. Marlee Carpenter, our Duke of Edinburgh's Award Coordinator, is on hand to answer any questions and support students as they organize an expedition for their Silver and Gold levels.
"It is a worthwhile programme both for the experiences and adventures it provides and for the high esteem it demands on a university application or resume. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is largely parallel to the activities involved with CAS and I encourage younger students to sign-up, as participation in a variety of activities will prove helpful in their transition into the IB DP." - Jasmine, Grade 12