BSB and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation celebrate award’s success in Bahrain
TDT | Manama
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, which has over 160,000 volunteers globally, hosted a prestigious event at the British School of Bahrain (BSB) Campus, in Hamala.
The school was honoured to welcome His Royal Highness Prince Edward, The Duke of Edinburgh, for this special occasion, and together with high level dignitaries, they celebrated
the positive impact of the Award within the Kingdom over the past, present and future.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a highly acclaimed, non-formal education and learning framework that encourages young people to find their purpose, passion and place in the world.
The Duke of Edinburgh met a host of students and members of the Bahraini community, during his visit to BSB.
The BSB students were pleased to show His Royal Highness their leadership skills on the school’s newly refurbished sports pitches, alongside key activities such as their use of Virtual Reality in the Inspired Metaverse School, built to aid interaction with other students around the world.
A highlight of the tour was the introduction to BSB’s first ever Gold Award cohort, and the display and short video from the participants’ recent residential visit to Zanzibar, where they supported the International Volunteers Charity.
The Duke of Edinburgh also spoke to students from St Christopher’s School and their parents about their Gold Award participation.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award operates in more than 120 countries and territories.
Through developing transferable skills, increasing their fitness levels, cultivating a sense of adventure and volunteering in their community, the Award helps 14 – 24-year-olds to build essential skills such as resilience, adaptability, communication, teamwork and problem solving.