Year 11 students working towards their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (IA) had a practice cooking session to prepare for their Silver practice, Adventurous Journey. Refreshing their memories from last year’s Bronze Award, they set up their Trangias and got cooking. When they set off to Khao Yai for the practice trip, they were ready! Students cooked homemade burgers that smelled fantastic and pasta with no sauce…(hopefully FoodPanda delivers to the jungle!).
The International Award is a personal development programme for young people aged 14 – 25. There are four sections: Expedition, Physical Recreation, Skills and Service. In each level, young people volunteer their time and set themselves a personal challenge. There are three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Bangkok Patana was the first International Award centre in Thailand and has been offering the programme to our students since 2000. Students start the Bronze Award in Year 10, Silver in Year 11 and work towards the Gold Award in Years 12 and 13.