The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is for students who are 14 years of age and above. There are three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh: Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve these awards, participants must complete an Adventurous Journey and regularly commit to three ongoing sections: learning a skill, participating in community service and taking part in physical recreation. The Adventurous Journey for the Bronze Award will be supervised by QASMT teachers, including two camps. The ten Guiding Principles are: Individual, Non- Individual, Competetive, Achievable, Voluntary, Development, Balanced, Progressive, Inspiration, Persistence, Enjoyable. The Adventurous Journeys for Silver and Gold awards are unable to be supervised by the school. However, support will be provided by QASMT to connect students to external providers and to offer guidance through regular meetings. The external providers will supervise and run the adventurous journey for Silver and Gold award students.
The Bridge Award – students who are 11-13 years of age
The Bridge Award was created by the Queensland Government as a way to involve young people in the sort of challenges that are included in the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, but is more appropriate and achievable for young people aged 11-13. The Bridge Award is a positive youth development program that is both fun and challenging. The Bridge Award has two award levels. Here at QASMT, students will begin at Level 1 in Semester 2 of Year 7, progressing to Level 2 in Year 8 and students can then move onto the Duke of Edinburgh programme in Year 9 if they so wish. Each level has four sections that students need to complete, with Level 2 requiring a greater commitment than Level 1. The four sections are: Service - be involved in the community and help others; Skill - develop personal interests and skills; Physical Recreation - participate in physical activity and improve fitness; Adventurous Journey - discover new surroundings, develop a sense of adventure and learn about the environment. (one day for Level 1 and two days/one night for Level 2).