Townshend Youth Award
The Townshend Youth Award recognises the achievement of students who have been active participants in residential school life. It emphasises the importance of a holistic approach to human development, and rewards commitment and perseverance.
Co-curricular activities, traditionally a mandatory part of the residential programme, have been integrated into a systematised and balanced suite of choices that result in the bronze, silver and gold Townshend Youth Awards.
The Bronze Award
- Begins in grade 7 and is awarded at the end of grade 9 (3 years)
The Silver Award
- Begins at Level 1 and is awarded at the end of Level 2 (2 years)
The Gold Award
- Begins at Level 3 and is awarded at the end of Level 4 (2 years)
To achieve each award minimum hours must be accumulated by students in the four spheres of endeavor listed in the sections below: Service, Skills, Sports, and Personal Development
International Youth Award
Students may also participate in the International Youth Award (Duke of Edinburgh Award) by having simultaneous credit awarded. Thus, upon entering or leaving Townshend, students can continue working towards their Bronze, Silver or Gold International Youth Award medallion.