Silver Award Information
IteratED is committed to assisting students in their pursuit of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Although most of the requirements can be met with a student’s own initiative, there may be some activities that require the assistance of an adult with specialized knowledge or training. (e.g. pilot’s training, international travel for Gold level residency, and/or the Adventurous Journey.)
Our team of skilled educators and specialists are here to help make the Award fun, memorable, and safe. We work with students to determine what their ideal experience would be and then we work together to make it happen, whether it be a group trek to Everest Base camp as a Gold level Adventurous Journey, learning the skill of cooking, or training for a triathlon for the Physical Recreation requirement.
In short, we are here to help participants get the very most out of their pursuit of the Award with regular check-ins, sign-offs, planning and logistics, supervision, and encouragement. The spirit of the award is very much about being self-motivated and our students will earn every level that they complete. Solo or as a group, we can accommodate individual and group interests.
As affiliates of the Award provide the following support free of financial obligation:
- information about the Award and facilitation of registration.
- contact point for sign off of requirements.
- social events and periodic Award specific workshops that connect the DOE community.
- Monthly drop-in sessions for Award-related business. (See Calendar for dates)
Participants requiring additional mentorship and/or program facilitation can contract our faculty to:
- provide Award specific workshops. (i.e. map and compass, first aid, backcountry ethics, etc.)
- plan and guide Adventurous Journey component.
- supervise and mentor specific components of the award that require specialist assistance. (e.g. physical recreation – skiing, skill – canoeing, and service – fundraising event planning.)