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IAYP – A CHALLENGE FOR ALL YOUNG PEOPLE
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Published on 17 Aug, 2017

 An exciting self-development program, The Duke of Edinburgh Award, popularly known as International Award for Young People (IAYP) was started in 1956. The students aged 14 to 25, exhibit their talent at various levels based on their ability for an all-round development. The four core areas are Service, Adventure Journey, Skills and Physical Recreation. Based on their performance for 6, 12 or 18 months, the award is set in three levels, bronze, silver and gold respectively. The motives behind this prestigious award are manifold. It helps in development in areas of service, self, courage, behavior, talent and performance. Cambridge International School is running this award from past four years and it shows participants ability, focus and determination to achieve their set goals and pursue them with passion, perseverance and single-minded devotion to the purpose. This year two of our school students Madhav Gupta & Gurkaran Singh have added another golden feather in CIS Phagwara’s hat by achieving Gold Award. Principal,Mr Jorawar Singh congratulated them for their commendable achievement and accompanied the boys to the Gold Award ceremony which was organized on 14th July 2016 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The National Award Authority (NAA) took immense pride in felicitating the Gold Award Holders. Mr Abbas Ali Baig, former cricketer, Indian team as the Chief Guest, graced the occasion with his presence. The Award has a presence in more than 143 countries and over 8 million young people worldwide have taken up the Award challenge so far. This Award helps young people to achieve their potential and develop into responsible citizens.