The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award or more commonly known as just the The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, is an award for personal achievement that can be obtained by anyone aged from 14 to 25.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award started in New Zealand in 1963 and now enrols around 6,800 young people a year. Over the last 3 years the programme has been expanded to include "Youth at Risk", this is allowing young people to achieve outside of mainstream education (where they may have been failing)and ultimately re-engage with education.
In New Zealand over 1500 volunteers support the programme.
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