It is with great pleasure that OCIS is now accredited to proudly offer The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. As such, OCIS becomes the only school in the Shenyang/Benxi region to offer The Award for students.
What is The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award equips young people for life. It is the world’s leading youth achievement award. In 2015 more than 1.1 million young people around the world took part in the Award in over 140 countries and territories.
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 recognized worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences.
爱丁堡公爵国际奖在世界范围内改变着个人、社区和社会。参与奖项的年轻人变得更加自信，更有韧性，并在沟通、解决问题和领导力等方面提升了能力。这反过来又对他们所在的社区产生积极影响，体现在就业能力、身心健康以及教育获取程度等方面的提升。The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is transforming individuals, communities and societies around the world. Young people who do the Award become more confident and resilient, and develop skills in areas such as communication, problem solving and leadership. This in turn impacts on their health and well-being, and international educational pathways.
参与爱奖是对个人的挑战，而非与他人竞争；它促使年轻人不断挑战个人极限，认可自己所取得的成绩。爱奖鼓励年轻人设定属于自己的项目活动、目标，挑战自我，实现目标。At OCIS The Award is available to student over 14 years of age. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognizes their achievements consistently. The Award encourages young people to design their own programme of activities, set their own goals and challenge themselves to achieve their aims.
The Award is comprised of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold determined by age and the length of time of participation It has four sections that must be completed to achieve the Award; Service, Physical Recreation, Skills and Adventurous Journey. At Gold level, participants also complete a Residential Project.
The Award is a great opportunity for students at OCIS to broaden their skills and opportunities and to be better equipped as international students and global citizens.