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International Award for Young People

In its endeavor to achieve well rounded personality the school started International Award for Young People (IAYP) Program. The award recognizes a balanced education which neither begins nor ends in classroom and that is gained by providing individual student challenge in areas such as physical recreation activities, skills, community service and the adventurous journey.

Fourteen students of IAYP were conferred with Silver Awards For Physical Activities, Community Service and Adventure Sports.

History and Structure

How it all began

The Award Programme was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1956 as the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards. The aim was to motivate boys to become involved in a balanced programme of voluntary self- development activity to take them through the potentially difficult period adolescence and adulthood.

Award Philosophy

The Award is balanced. The four sections provide a framework to encourage physical activity, mental challenge, individual perseverance, teamwork and interaction with other people.

At the end of the process a young person who takes in the Award should have developed many of the following:

  • Self-belief and self confidence.
  • A positive and realistic self-image- they will know and accept their own strength and weakness and be more aware of their own potential.
  • An independent and self-motivating attitude.
  • A sense of responsibility to others.
  • A connection to the broader society.
  • New or improved interest, skill, and abilities.
  • A willingness to try new things.
  • New friendship and relationships with their peers and older people .
  • The ability to make a plan and then make their plan happen.
  • Lifelong interest.
  • Team skills.
  • Life skills - Negotiation, Research, Communication, Problem Solving, Presentation Skill.

An Adventure Camp in Kanatal (Uttarakhand)

Khaitan Public School organized an adventure camp in Kanatal (Uttarakhand) for 14 students of International Award for Young People (IAYP) as a part of Silver Award.

It was a 2 day 3 night adventure camp. The students performed a variety of activities like rock climbing, rappelling, trekking, etc. They enjoyed the team games too. These activities instilled discipline, perseverance and team spirit in them.

The students trekked at the height of 10,000 ft. above sea level and visited the Sarkarda Devi temple. They also had the opportunity to visit Rishikesh and enjoy the scenic beauty of the river Ganga.

Mr. Amit Kaushik and Ms. Rishika Sharma accompanied them.