Duke of Edinburgh in Holy Mary

We are happy and proud to announce that very recently Holy Mary Secondary became the newest International Award Centre for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Madrid. From September 2020 we will welcome Yr12 & Y10 students to become part of the first group to participate and challenge themselves to achieve the Bronze Level Award. Every year many thousands of young people complete the award in countries all over the globe and we are excited that Holy Mary students will have the opportunity to join this community of participants.

Since the Award began in 1956, its aim has been to help young people plan and undertake their own programme of activities to develop themselves mentally, physically and emotionally. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is widely recognised by employers and education providers as the definitive qualification for demonstrating self-reliance, commitment and dedication. All this, and a lot of fun along the way.  Some of the benefits to young people include:

  • developing self-confidence and self-reliance
  • gaining a sense of achievement and a sense of responsibility
  • discovering new skills, interests and talents and developing leadership skills and abilities