Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award, also known as the D of E, is an internationally recognized program that empowers young people to develop essential life skills, expand their horizons, and make a positive impact on their communities. It offers a unique framework that complements our philosophy here at the Phoenix Magnet Academy and aligns perfectly with our mission to foster well-rounded and resilient individuals.

At the heart of the Duke of Edinburgh Award is a set of four pillars: Volunteering, Physical Fitness, Skills Development, and Adventurous Journeys. These pillars serve as the foundation for personal growth, encouraging participants to step out of their comfort zones, explore new interests, and become active contributors to society.









In line with our educational philosophy, the Duke of Edinburgh Award program at the Phoenix Magnet Academy promotes experiential learning, emphasizing the importance of hands-on experiences and real-world challenges. We believe that true education goes beyond the confines of the classroom, and the DofE program provides the perfect opportunity for our students to engage in practical activities that complement their academic pursuits.

Through volunteering, our students learn the value of community service and develop a sense of empathy and compassion. By participating in physical activities, they cultivate a healthy lifestyle, enhance their physical well-being, and build resilience. Skills development allows them to explore their passions and talents, fostering personal growth and self-confidence. And through adventurous journeys, our students learn the importance of teamwork, problem-solving, and perseverance.

By incorporating the Duke of Edinburgh Award program into our extra curriculars, we provide our students with a comprehensive and well-rounded educational experience. It not only complements their academic achievements but also equips them with essential life skills that will serve them well beyond their time at the Phoenix Magnet Academy.

We are proud to be part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award community and witness the transformative impact it has on our students. Through this program, we strive to instill in them a spirit of resilience, curiosity, and a commitment to making a positive difference in the world.

Join us at the Phoenix Magnet Academy as we embrace the Duke of Edinburgh Award program, empowering our students to embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and community engagement. Together, we can shape a future generation of well-rounded leaders and change-makers.

SkillsPhysical RecreationVolunteer Opportunities
MusicBasketballChekeye Horse Ranch
ChessBadmintonSquamish Women's Centre
FishingSoccerSquamish Helping Hands
JournalismTennis*Squamish Hospice
Photography/FilmHikingSquamish Welcome Centre
Arts & CraftsMountain Biking*
Public SpeakingRock Climbing
Driving LessonsSwimming
Second Language Skiing*

*Up to $1000/semester for lessons, coaching & equipment.