Four teachers from BKBCE attended the two day Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People (IAYP) – YES Training Workshop at Singapore International School, Mumbai on September 12-13. Ms Kanak Tiwari, Hindi Department; Mr Ashish Bhardwaj, Performing Arts Department; Ms Gayatri Ayyer, School Counsellor; and Mr Soutik Das, Games and Sports Department attended the event.
Different sessions of the workshop included physical recreation, skills, service and adventurous journey, residential project, award branding and safety hassles, that form the four pillars of the award. Information was also imparted on the different age group and the various levels of the Award, namely Bronze Award (for 14 years), Silver Award (for 15 years) and Gold Award (age 16 years and above).The workshop was attended by 23 participants from schools across Mumbai and Pune, who were declared part of the IAYP family in the form of Award Leaders. The teachers got a chance to interact with their counterparts from other schools and shared their experiences of conducting the IAYP at their respective schools or institutions. IAYP is an adaptable youth empowerment programme with the purpose of youth development and inclusion.