It is a great privilege for Roedean to facilitate our girlsâ€™ involvement in The President’s Award. This award, known internationally as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, encourages young people to contribute to society and to develop personal qualities of responsibility, adventure and compassion. The value of The Award is both the intrinsic personal growth and the status which it commands; it is highly regarded in the application process for bursaries and university courses, and for job interviews.
Our girls are fortunate as the range of school activities assists them in meeting the four broad criteria of The Award: community service; participation in a physical activity; developing a skill and experiencing a wilderness adventure. These Adventurous Journeys are especially memorable for the girls: hiking, canoeing, horse riding and climbing form the core of events which build character and camaraderie.