Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14 to 24.

It gives our students the opportunity to experience new activities and develop skills. Students create their own DofE programme by choosing a physical, skills and volunteering activity and then the other compulsory part is to go on an expedition.

Students receive training in camp craft, equipment and hygiene, food and cooking, first aid and emergency procedures, navigation and route planning. They are also taught how to care for the environment. Team building and leadership skills are developed during the course of the training.

Training for the adventurous journey is done on the school premises. During the past few months our students have completed their training sessions which were led by members of primary and secondary staff and our gold participants.

We also have a Facebook page, where you can keep up to date with our student’s activities. You can find the page HERE.

 

AAESS was the first school in Al Ain to offer this very prestigious award and course.  To get involved, contact Mrs Nel or Miss Eagles. 

Staff members involved in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award:

Mrs Sonja Nel

Mrs Sonja Nel

Coordinator/Assessor/Trainer
Mrs Melanie Sheldon

Mrs Melanie Sheldon

Supervisor/Trainer
Ms Meg Ralph

Ms Meg Ralph

Supervisor/Trainer
Mrs Charmaine Ebbinkhuysen

Mrs Charmaine Ebbinkhuysen

Official Photographer
Elrico de Bruyn

Elrico de Bruyn

Trainer
Alexander Nel

Alexander Nel

Trainer
Ms Suzy Eagles

Ms Suzy Eagles

Director of Sport at AAESS We welcome Ms Suzy Eagles, Director of Sport at AAESS, who is the latest member of our team.

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