Gold Award Residential Opportunity - Environmental Leadership Programme
09:00 - 17:00
Gaisce and the Joint Award Initiative/Duke of Edinburgh's Award NI are delighted to partner on a Gold Award Residential taking place over 4 nights and 5 days from the 27th to the 31st of August 2018 in the beautiful Castle Saunderson Estate, Belturbet, Co. Cavan. Places on the residential will be available to young people from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland who are registered for their Gaisce/JAI/DofE/DofE International Gold award. The core theme of the residential is the environment and making a better world in our own communities. Over the course of the 5 days participants will receive training and certification in environmental leadership with our programme partners Venture Out, Leave No Trace and Ulster Wildlife as well as engage in fun evening activities together. The residential will cover the requirements of Gold Award for participants, in the North and South of Ireland and internationally. Gaisce is delighted that the EPA is sponsoring the Gold Award Residential - http://www.epa.ie/
The cost of the residential is €150.00 (plus Eventbrite booking fee), which will cover all activities, training, meals and accommodation for the residential.
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- be aged 17+ years (17 on or before 01/08/18).
- be registered for their Gold Award with Gaisce, Joint Award Initiative Ireland or The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award/The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award on the date of application.
- agree to the code of conduct/terms and conditions of the residential.
Full information can be found on the Gaisce website here
or on the Joint Award Initiative/DofE NI website here
Once you have registered for this Residential you will be sent a registration/consent form which must be sent back by the 1st of July.
GAISCE – THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD is a self-development programme for young people which enhances confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical and community challenges. Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. Gaisce is non-competitive, participants are encouraged to choose their own activities and goals with the support of their President’s Award Leader (or PAL). There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
THE JOINT AWARD INITIATIVE is an agreement between The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Gaisce – The President’s Award and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and is administered by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Northern Ireland. It ensures that any young person who meets the conditions of the The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award within Northern Ireland can have a choice of certification – a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a Gaisce – The President’s Award, or the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Certificate.