The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, operating in over 140 countries and territories around the globe.

It also has been one of the most popular extracurricular activities for Secondary students at Amnuay Silpa since 2014. The Award aims to recognise achievements and excellence in students around the world and equips them with a sense of adventure, a love for the outdoors, and community responsibility.

Taking part in the Award isn’t easy – it requires commitment over time – but it is simple to getstarted and after all your time and effort you will have achieved something special of which you can be very proud.

As an Award participant, you will have the chance to:

  • Design your own Award programme
  • Set your own goals and record your progress
  • Make a positive impact on the lives of others through community service
  • Learn valuable practical and social skills for career development
  • Take up the challenge of an adventurous journey
  • Connect with other Award participants at home and abroad

Participants in the International Award develop themselves through a variety of activities: skill, physical recreation, community service, and a multi-day adventurous journey.

Beginning in Year 9, students can begin their Bronze Award and then progress to Silver and Gold awards in future years. The International Award scheme is a non-competitive, self-guided journey that is highly valued by universities and employers worldwide.

Over the past few years, students at Amnuay Silpa have gone on a variety of adventurous journeys: Bronze Award participants have trekked throughout Khao Yai National park, Phu-Toei National park and Silver participants have camped on remote tropical islands while kayaking in the South of Thailand.