Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14 to 25 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.
I work within a program ran by Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre, Parafield Gardens High School and DOE National Award Office. I am the award leader for the Silver and Gold Award Participants.
2017 Reflection/: It has been my pleasure to have mentored the Silver and Gold awardees over the duration of this course.
I have seen so much progression in them all and these young people are a credit to themselves, Twelve25, their school and the award. They have developed themselves and truly are becoming the best versions of themselves not only of themselves but those around them. There have been hurdles, which we have all learned from and taken with us through the program as they arise – but the important thing is that we rose out of the issues and continue on our path to success together. They should be commended for their levels of engagement throughout our program; it has not been easy juggling the requirements of the award, school and personal lives.
They have learned new skills in team work, event planning, cooking and session planning and execution, their futures are bright. They have taken board all the feedback given and sort help when clarification, this is what made our team in silver and gold so strong, they worked together to achieve our goals.
I also mention the work of Laura Plane, Michelle Harris and Andrew Macdonald Masters for their support in sessions and for their friendship. Thank you to all the young people and staff from the partner organizations for enriching my life.