British School of Bahrain is proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Since the Award’s launch 60 years ago, it has inspired millions of young people to transform their lives. 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 outside the classroom.

It also allows their achievement to be consistently recognised worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences. Universities and potential employers around the world recognise these qualifications as valuable assets for students applying for positions on courses, and look favorably upon those who have achieved Bronze, Silver or Gold status.  

There are three levels of the Award in which you can participate – Bronze, Silver and Gold, with each successive level demanding increased commitment.

  • BRONZE—for those over 14. The minimum period of participation to gain this Award is 6 months
  • SILVER—for those over 15. The minimum period of participation to gain this Award is 12 months
  • GOLD—for those over 16. The minimum period of participation to gain this Award is 18 months.

The Sections of the Award

To gain an Award, all four Sections (plus an additional requirement of a Residential Project at Gold level only) must be tackled for the specified minimum period of time. The Sections are:

  • Physical Recreation - to encourage improved performance and physical fitness.
  • Skills - to encourage the development of personal interests and learn practical skills.
  • Service - to encourage a sense of responsibility by supporting your community and connecting with people.
  • Adventurous Journey – a challenging expedition designed to cultivate a spirit of adventure and discovery; an understanding of the environment, and the importance of working together in a team with a common purpose.

More detail can be found at:


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