In every school in the UK , students combine extra-curricular activities with classes, so that they have different sports and development sections in which any student can find an interesting occupation.
British schoolsis the participation of her students in the program "Prize of the Duke of Edinburgh", established for young people in 1956. Participants in the program usually possess all the qualities of a leader, take an active life position and constantly develop, not stopping at what has been achieved.
Duke of Edinburgh awards a bronze, silver or gold award for various activities.
- Volunteering. Students help those who need help, arranging shelters for the homeless, raising funds for the poor, making sick people sick, and so on.
- Expeditions. Students participating in the program go on hikes and expeditions. They are trained in orienting on unfamiliar land, providing necessary assistance and living in uncomfortable conditions.
- Sports education. The guys are actively engaged in fitness, dancing and mastering different kinds of sports.
- Talent and character. Students learn to communicate, visit circles of interest, take part in the life of the school.
- Living away from home. Here the guys develop moral qualities, strength of mind and fortitude, independently solving their problems.
For participation in the program from 3 to 6 months students receive a bronze award, from 6 to 9 months - silver, and in order to get a gold award, you need to participate in the program for at least a year.
It was in the United Kingdom that this program received the widest popularity among students. About 11,000 different institutions have special licenses that allow students to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh.
In the year of the 50th anniversary of the "Prize" Elizabeth II appropriated a special royal status for the merits. And to this day the royal family is interested in the program. Students are awarded annually in the residence, and the award is handed by the Queen herself or one of the members of the royal family.
The families are proud of the children who became the owners of this award. This means that the child is physically developed, socially active and spiritually firm. Higher educational institutions gladly accept such students, because the "Duke of Edinburgh Prize" greatly increases the relevance of the resume of any student.