Duke of Edinburgh

Canada Star Secondary School encourages student participation in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program, which promotes personal development, leadership, and community involvement. Developed in the United Kingdom in 1956, the program now involves young people aged 14-24 in 140 countries to engage in balanced, voluntary self-development activities. For more information, visit dukeofed.org

During their time at Canada Star Secondary School, students participate in a variety of experiences ranging from day trips to multi day excursions in BC’s wilderness. Each excursion integrates curricular goals across subjects and fosters social learning and life skills through the students desire to learn more about themselves, the Canada Star community and the environment.

Our commitment is to cultivate students’ confidence and ability to lead in a progressive way over time. By exposing students to outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, biking, camping and wilderness survival skills, students learn and develop self-reliance, determination, teamwork, leadership and responsibility.