Consent form for International Award for Young People (IAYP)
Our school is going to reintroduce the International Award for Young People (IAYP) to the students of Class IX. The Award Programme was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. It was introduced in India in 1962 with a view to encouraging young people to achieve their full growth potential in the context of Indian society, and to ‘Equip them for Life’. The aim is to motivate young people aged between 14 and 25 years to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self-development activities to take them through the potentially difficult period between adolescence and adulthood. Today, leisure is often seen as a ‘spectator time’, sitting idly in front of a television or a computer screen, or browsing the internet. The Award Programme addresses unplanned leisure to be used in exciting ways and to channelize their energies in a productive manner.
The Award’s concept is one of individual challenge, giving young people a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities which encourage personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility and service to their community. Those who participate in the Award are expected to follow its requirements in a non-competitive manner with a determination to succeed, either individually or as part of a team. The Award therefore is challenging, and can be undertaken at one’s own pace.
The participation age is between 14 and 25 years. The basic structure of the Award consists of 4 mandatory sections Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journey, Skills and Physical Recreation. There are 3 levels of the Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participants must complete the four mandatory sections of Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journey, Skill and Physical Recreation.
Participants can undertake all three categories of the Award programme or enter directly at any of the three levels in the following age groups; Bronze Award (for those over 14), Silver Award (for those over 15) and Gold Award (for those over 16 years).
The minimum period of participation is 6 months for Bronze, 12 months for Silver and 18 months for Gold. For each of these levels a participant is required to undertake activities under each of the four sections. At the Gold level, participants undertake a Residential Project in addition.
If you would like your son to participate in the Award programme, please complete the form below, and send it back with the registration fees of Rs. 700/-, to their respective class teachers on or before 17 July 2019.
243, G.T.Road (N),
I am willing to register my son, Master ____________________________________________ Class______ Sec_____ Roll No._________ in the ‘International Award for Young People’(IAYP). I am herewith enclosing Rs. 700/- towards the Registration fees for IAYP.
Signature of Parent / Guardian