12 Sep 2019
Cambridge International has extended its partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to give Cambridge schools in Malaysia access to an exclusive package of support when they begin offering the Award.
The exciting news was announced by HRH the Earl of Wessex at the Heriot-Watt University in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday 11 September. He was joined in the capital by Ben Schmidt, Regional Director, South East Asia & Pacific, Cambridge International, Ng Kim Huat, Country Director, Malaysia, Cambridge International and Sophie Hewitt, Service Development Manager, Cambridge International.
Cambridge International and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award both believe that learning should not be confined to the classroom but also take place in the school environment as well as the wider community.
By working together we can help develop confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners, and create opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, serve their local community and experience adventure.
Ben Schmidt said: 'Cambridge International believes students should have a broad and balanced curriculum, and that education should be holistic.
'Our work with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award aims to encourage learning and development beyond the classroom.
'I am incredibly pleased that we are now able to offer this exciting opportunity to our schools in Malaysia. We have a long history of working with schools in the country and they are keen to offer additional extra-curricular activities to their students, like our annual science competition.'
Cambridge International’s partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award began in September 2017 and since then we have successfully launched the programme to our schools in Indonesia, India, China, South Africa, Spain and Egypt.
Find out more about the exclusive benefits available to Cambridge schools that offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to their students.