The Duke of Edinburgh | Consort, conservationist and champion of the young
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 26 April 1987
DURATION | 39 minutes 35 seconds
In the second of two programmes on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme, Prince Edward follows the progress of two expeditions as they cope with very different terrain. A group of blind and partially sighted young people tackle roads, rain and heat in Wales, while some girls from Liverpool experience life outdoors in the Scottish Highlands.
The inspiration behind the Duke of Edinburgh's Award was Kurt Hahn, who founded and directed Gordonstoun school, where the Duke of Edinburgh spent some of his formative years, in the 1930s. Hahn had previously run a school in Germany, but was arrested in 1933 due to a critical pamphlet he had written about the new Nazi government, and because he was Jewish. He became a British citizen in 1938.
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