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Now you can join The Duke
of Edinburgh’s International
Awards in Lebanon, at
Eastwood International
School in Beirut

At Eastwood International School in Lebanon, students are provided the unique opportunity to participate in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards program. We are currently the only organization in the entire country licensed to conduct this popular, world-renowned program.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards began in 1956s in England. It was spearheaded by - you guessed it - Prince Philip himself (his royal title is The Duke of Edinburgh, by the way). Two other notable men were also involved: Kurt Hahn and Lord Hunt. Together, these men had experience in physical and outdoor achievements, to push personal boundaries. It did a lot for them, so they wanted to encourage young boys to do the same. Two years later, girls were invited to join in on the fun.
Thereafter, the program launched internationally. Over the last half century, the movement spread to over 240 countries around the world. For coordinators outside England, it now operates under the banner of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.
Despite its rapid adaptation around the world, the program did not appear in Lebanon until 2017. Eastwood International School in Beirut was the first in the country to bring this program to local students.

We’d encourage all our students to participate, if they can.


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About the Program

What are The Duke of Edinburgh’s
International Awards?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a systematized program for completing personal development milestones, in a documented way, with oversight. It teaches youth to pick an achievable goal, work towards it, stick to it, and see it through until the end. That act in itself says a lot; it requires a strong mindset to not give up, and to do what you say you’re going to do - even to yourself. Each Award level includes learning a new skill, regular physical activity, and volunteer service. At the end of each goal-setting routine, which gets harder and harder at each level, students are taken on an Adventurous Journey. This is a wilderness camping and hiking trip. The completion levels and requirements to achieve the Awards are listed here in more detail. Overall, the program aims at evoking a sense of confidence in a young person. That happens when one is able to challenge themselves, and to overcome that challenge. It doesn’t have to be a big challenge either. Small, simple goals are very much encouraged.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards in Lebanon
Overall, the program aims at evoking a sense of confidence in a young person. That happens when one is able to challenge themselves, and to overcome that challenge. It doesn’t have to be a big challenge either.
Small, simple goals are very much encouraged.
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Did you know we offer the PYP in French?

Eastwood offers the PYP in French due to the significance of the French language to Lebanon’s history, culture, and present day affairs, and due to the rise and growth of French on the global stage. Speaking one of the leading languages of business, education, science, technology, commerce and trade is a form of power and access to greater opportunity, and we aim to provide that power and opportunity to students.

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