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International Award

The International Award Scheme is a world renowned self development programme. At New English School it is designed to encourage young people to improve themselves and be the best they can be in four sections called Skill, Service, Physical recreation and adventurous journey.

The final section of the award, the adventurous journey, helps students to develop a sense of adventure, improve their level of self reliance and help them develop skills as both a leader and a team player.


There are three levels of Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. At each level students need be able to show their commitment by completing a skill, service or physical recreation for one hour every week.

The Sections

The award scheme has four different Sections designed to provide a balanced programme of personal development:

  • Service: Learn how to give useful service to others
  • Skills: Encourages the development of personal interests, creativity or practical skills
  • Physical Recreation: Encourages participation in physical recreation and improvement of performance
  • Adventurous Journey: Encourages a spirit of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a journey in a group

There is also an additional requirement at GOLD level: 5 day Residential Project - to broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting.

For more information about the programme, visit our own award programme website (, or the offical website here