Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award
Blue Light works in partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award to deliver the programme into disadvantaged communities, rural secondary schools and in partnership with Refugee groups and the Police.
Blue Light have developed Whakapuawai, a Marae-based version of this programme to meet the needs of Cultural Responsiveness within many of these communities.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award is delivered in four sections with young people doing physical activity, learning new skills, completing community service and doing overnight adventurous journeys through native forests.
Many young people with the help of Blue Light have progressed through all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award from Bronze to Gold.