Josh completes his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

Be Part of the Duke of Ed Award

Over the summer, Josh Bortoloussi (OB 2020) completed the final components to attain the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. We hope normalities resume soon so he’ll be able to attend his award ceremony later this year.  Well done Josh! 

Since the inception of the program in 1956, the Award has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young Australians, and millions around the globe, Brighton Grammar boys included.

Aimed at both able-bodied and disabled young people, the award has become one of the best known self-development and adventure programs for 14 to 24-year-olds around the world. Especially in Commonwealth countries.

Prince Philip was inspired to start the program by his eccentric headmaster, Dr Kurt Hahn, and his school days at Gordonstoun in north-east Scotland, where experiential methods of learning and the spirit of adventure were front and centre.

The opportunity to get involved begins from Year 9, challenging participants through Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journeys at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. In 2018, Daniel Abbott (OB 2018) received his Gold Award from Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

 If you are interested in participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, you can learn more from the Awards Victoria website or contact our Award Coordinator, Head of Outdoor Education David Gemmell.

Main picture: Josh with his Duke of Edinburgh team, he is pictured third from the right in the back row.