The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Australia (WA)
We are The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a global non-formal education framework which challenges young people to dream big, celebrate their achievements and make a difference in their world. Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.
Ignite Award is an exciting program of self-discovery for young people aged 9 to 13 that provides opportunities to learn valuable skills, be physically active, assist others in the community and experience adventures. Ignite Award benefits young people by fostering positive attitudes towards learning, complementing their school curriculum whilst also building an environment for positive engagement and interaction between young people and the community. It also promotes positive self-development and leadership skills and is a great tool for participants to transition into secondary school, hence creating responsible and motivated young people in Western Australia.