Duke of Edinburgh Award
Alto International School is a member school of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The Award is an internationally recognized program for young people, age 14 and up, building their skills to equip them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was founded in 1956 in collaboration with German educationalist Kurt Hahn by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who remains the Parton of the Award. In the past sixty years, millions of young people in over 140 countries have participated and received Awards, with millions more benefiting from its impact in communities around the world.
Students design their own Award program set their own goals, and record their own progress. They choose a service, physical recreation, skills activity, go on an adventurous journey and, to achieve a Gold Award, take part in a residential project. The only person they compete against is themselves by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve.
To learn more, visit the Duke of Edinburgh Award Website.