Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Scheme has quickly been established as a fundamental element of student life at Ormiston Senior College.

The scheme is a comprehensive, co-curricular programme that provides opportunities for students to develop skills in leadership, self-reliance and responsibility along with a sense of place in the wider world. Students take up a new skill, such as learning a musical instrument, join a sports team or dance group, and give back to the community through our service programme. Students also undertake an adventurous journey.

The Bronze and Silver Awards challenge participants in four areas of life:


Giving help in the local community


Any non-physical hobby, skill or interest


Sport, dance and fitness


Training for, practising and completing a journey on foot, horseback, boat or cycle.

Further information can be found on the website: www.dofehillary.org.nz

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