Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

Coomera Anglican College is a licenced Award Operator for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This international award equips young people for life and work. It is the world’s leading achievement award. In 2013 more than one million young people around the world took part in the Award, in over 140 countries and territories.

Since the Award’s launch nearly 60 years ago, it has inspired more than eight million young people to transform their lives. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development outside the classroom. It also allows their achievement to be consistently recognised worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences.
Students 14 years and over are eligible to participate in the Bronze Award. However, younger students who are interested may participate in the Bridge Award. In both cases, there are four sections:

  • Skill
  • Service
  • Physical Recreation
  • Adventurous Journey

For more information about the Award levels and the types of activities that are required, go to:


Our students are already participating in Physical Recreation when they are involved with APS sport training and competition. Many young people are also heavily involved in Skills such as learning a musical instrument, the College musical, Debating and Public Speaking. Service activities offered at the College include the Interact Club and Micah. In short, many of our students could gain this internationally recognised award with minimal additional effort.

To register or find out more, please email me (klyon@cac.qld.edu.au ) and I will send the registration form.

Katrina Lyon -  Acting Head of Junior Secondary