Greensteds International School
May 26, 2017
President's Award Scheme

This program is the offshoot of the British run Duke of Edinburgh Awards program here in Kenya and has a very prestigious following. Universities and employers value candidates who have been through this training.

 

The program has been running at Greensteds for sometime now and has been a very successful part of the extra curricular focus.

 

The President’s Award program consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold – and students have the opportunity over a period of time to complete all three levels.

 

In the past few months, we have made it compulsory for the year 9’s to complete the bronze award. This year the Bronze participants walked around the Mau Forest near Mau Narok where it was very evident the forest is in need of conserving.

 

  • Students can commence with the Bronze program from the age of 13 and this takes six months to complete.
  • The Silver level takes one year to compete. Students are encouraged to start collecting hours immediately after completing the Bronze. 
  • The Gold award takes up to 18 months to complete.
  • All students have to complete the four categories up to an acceptable and consistent level.

                           

        Service (Community service, Charity, Rhino Charge, Helping at Orphaned Children's homes etc)

        Skill (learning to play a musical instrument, sing, act, drive a car, ride horses etc)

                            Physical Activity (sport)

        Expedition (hiking, biking and camping, we have been to Malewa Camp, Menengai Crater, Hell’s Gate Park, Mount Longonot, Aberdares Mountains, Mt Kenya etc)

         

THE BRONZE GROUP COMPRISING ALL YEAR 10 HAS COMPLETED A VERY SUCCESSFUL BRONZE EXPEDITION ON 22 JAN 2011. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL

                           

Successful Gold achievers are rewarded by the president of Kenya at State House Nairobi.

 

The Award is compulsory in Greensteds and all year 9 students take part at Bronze Level are lead by Mr. Sam Mwangi and Ms. Bethany Aquarone.

The Silver award is coordinated by one of our new teachers Mr. Francis O’Pallo

 

The Gold award is something we would like to develop further in collaboration with the PA office in Nairobi.

 

Mr. Sam Maloba and Mr. Saningo Martyn coordinate the three awards.
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