Philosophy

The Award is…

Available to everyone

Any young person aged 14-25 can do The Award, no matter what your gender, cultural background, religious or political affiliation, or ability.

About experiencing, connecting, developing

You will get out of The Award what you put in. There is the opportunity for you to both grow personally and connect with others, through a range of new experiences. You have the chance to discover your potential.

Not a competition

The Award is not a competition against anyone else, but rather a personal challenge. It offers the opportunity to work with others whilst focusing on your own unique abilities.

Flexible

The Award offers a framework for you to focus your interests, improve your abilities and do something you’ve always wanted to do. You can enter The Award at the level that best suits you, and choose activities that fit in with your life.

Balanced

The different sections of The Award give you the chance to experience a wide range of challenges. You have the opportunity to extend your existing abilities and also try something entirely new.

Progressive

You can improve your abilities and increase your personalization of The Award with each level you do (Bronze, Silver, and Gold).

About personal achievement

You set your own goals, and work towards them. Your achievements are your own, and are not bench-marked against anyone else.

A marathon, not a sprint

The Award is about showing regular commitment and perseverance. Your efforts are recognized over time, and your achievements are your own improvements.

Voluntary

The choice to do The Award is entirely your own. Your commitment to each section and level is about setting your own goals and going about achieving them. Your adult volunteers are there to guide and help you recognize your abilities and keep you motivated when you need it.

Fun

The Award is fun. The activities you choose reflect your interests and passions, so enjoy the challenge

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