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 Mr Martin Hall: mhall@aaess.sch.ae. 

Staff members involved in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award:

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Cambridge Assessment International Education
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award