Don’t stop your Award. Just because we’re staying home doesn’t mean we can’t keep working towards Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Be creative, be resilient, do the most with less!
Millions of people around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. In many places, schools and youth organisations may be closed and people confined to their homes to reduce the spread of the virus. In others, these measures may be being considered.
For Award participants in these affected areas, this means that their Award progress has been delayed as many of the Award activities usually happen in or around the school or organisation that is currently closed. However there are many ways in which participants can continue their activities for the Skills, Service and Physical Recreation sections from their own homes, to ensure that they can keep their Award progress on track and combat the inevitable boredom and anxiety many young people may face.
These are challenging times and life as we know it has changed dramatically. But the Award is here to help. By continuing on their Award journeys, young people can build resilience, take care of their physical and mental wellbeing and support their communities, at a time when we need it more than ever. It’s time to be #WORLDREADY.