The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Crescent encourages Upper School students to actively participate in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award program as its goals support our mission and core values. Many of our Outreach trips and initiatives satisfy Bronze, Silver or Gold medal requirements as outlined on The Duke of Edinburgh's Award website.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award was conceived by His Royal Highness Prince Philip in 1956. The program was first introduced in Canada in 1963, with over 300,000 young Canadians participating since. The award is known as The International Award for Young People and operates in over 100 countries with over four million participants to date, including some 25,000 young Canadians who are engaged in the program.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award fosters self-discipline, enterprise and perseverance in all young people, including young offenders, aboriginal youth, special needs youth. The Award involves comprehensive individual development, self-training and personal achievement and is based upon individual effort and improvement, taking into account the participant's initial capabilities.