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Duke of Edinburgh International Award

Duke of Edinburgh

HIS is proud to offer the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) International Award, a program that equips students over the age of 14 with invaluable skills to assist in their future academic and professional careers.

Students can complete 6 months (Bronze), 9 months (Silver), or 12 months (Gold) worth of activities that include physical recreation, helping younger children in elementary, volunteering with charities, and supporting our local Hangzhou community. During the fortnightly meetings, they will also learn camp craft, first aid, and navigational skills ready for our practice expedition.

Why join DofE?

Create memories, friendships, and skills that will last a lifetime. Having a DofE Award will give any HIS student a competitive edge for future career opportunities, as it is highly recognized by businesses and employers around the world.

What activities must a student participate in?

DofE activities are divided into 4 categories: volunteering, physical, skills, and expedition. Participation is voluntary, non-competitive, and, above all, fun!

Who can join DofE?

Participating students must be over the age of 14. For IB MYP and IB DP students, most of the Action as Service and Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS) activities can count towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

For more information, please email the Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator, Ms. Hollingsworth at