The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

We are proud to run the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Dyatmika School in Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. The Award can play a key role in students’ personal development and is achievable by any of our students in the High School who are willing to challenge themselves and seek out new experiences. They’ll find themselves helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills and going on expeditions.

What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award?

Since beginning in 1956, the Award has been inspiring, guiding and supporting young people in their self-development and recognising their achievements. It is available to all 14-24 year olds and is the world’s leading youth achievement award.

Doing the Award can be a life-changing adventure for your child. On the way, they will do their own exciting and challenging programme of activities to help them reach their full potential. They’ll learn new skills, help others, have fun, make new friends and gain a great sense of achievement. Employers, colleges and universities really value the Award and know what it says about someone who’s an Award holder.


The guiding principles

The D of E International Award can be considered as a personal development programme for young people. It is driven by the following guiding principles, which are at the heart of everything we do within the programme:

  • Non-competitive
  • Achievable by all
  • Voluntary
    Personal development
  • Personalised
  • Balanced
  • Progressive
  • Achievement focused
  • Demands commitment

What does the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award look like?

The Award comprises three levels (Bronze, Silver & Gold) and four sections. Participants complete all four sections (Physical, Skill, Service and Adventurous Journey) at each level in order to achieve their Award. At Gold level, participants also complete a Residential Project.

What are the four sections of the award?

With assistance from Dyatmika’s qualified Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program Leaders, and their assigned Award Leader, your child will select and set objectives in each of the following areas:


  • Raising money for a cancer charity
  • Being a football coach at the local youth club


  • Learning how to juggle
  • Taking saxophone lessons and gaining a higher grade
  • Being an active member of a Young Enterprise group at their college


  • Playing table tennis regularly at their youth club
  • Taking part in after-school basketball lessons


  • Exploring Indonesia’s National Parks
  • Recording the wildlife found on a canoe trail

For further general details and answers to Frequently Asked Questions questions please refer to

For specific details related to the Dyatmika program, please email the program Leaders: Sarah Smith ( or Laurence Green (

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