The College, for the first time, is running the President’s Award. This is an international programme that gives opportunities to our students to gain that something extra from their experience in Sixth Form. St Edward’s students are participating at Bronze Level.
For this award our students are required to undertake activities in 4 sections to be carried out as a voluntary non-formal educational programme. These sections are – service, skills, physical recreation and expedition.
Service – students can choose from a wide variety such as life-saving, helping those less fortunate than themselves, working with animals, and so on. Learning the value of service to others is often the key to understanding community responsibility.
Skills – students choose and follow a hobby or leisure interest so that true perseverance, manual or cultural skills are developed, thus encouraging a sense of creativity.
Physical Recreation – to encourage students to take up a physical activity either individual or team to improve their fitness and well-being. Some of our students have opted for martial arts, tennis, jogging and body building.
Expedition – students have to prepare for a 2-day orienteering trip that includes an overnight camp. Students work as a group helping each other to take care of all their needs during the expedition. Each participant will be prepared to take a different role ie one takes care of the route, one takes care of the camp, etc.
This programme will take a minimum of 6 months and students are aiming to finish by the end of Year 12.