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Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards 26 August 2005

    Three young people were recently presented with their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards by the Department of Education's Youth Services.

    They are Linda Stone, Sian Hoggett and Samantha Cottier (pictured below left to right ).Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards

    Linda Stone

    Linda completed her Award with St Ninian’s High School. For her Service section she did Helping Children by being a maths mentor to other students. Her Skill was Music – Playing an Instrument, where she gained level 8 in pianoforte. For her Physical Recreation section she completed Dancing, and obtained her grade 6 in ballet and intermediate in tap. Her Expedition took place around Loch Tay and Tayside, and her Residential Project was taking part in an Activity Week in Scotland.

    Sian Hoggett

    Sian completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards with Castle Rushen High School. For her Gold Award Service section she did Youth Leadership with St John Ambulance. Her Skill was Photography. For her Physical Recreation section she played and umpired at Netball. Her expedition took place with Raleigh International in Namibia, where she spent 20 days trekking 270km along the Huab River. Her Residential Project was with Raleigh International helping with the construction of craft, cultural and environmental centres

    Samantha Cottier

    Samantha completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards with Castle Rushen High School. For her Gold Award Service section she helped out at a local Beaver Scout colony. For her Skill she did Music- playing an instrument and gained her grade 3 at piano. Her Physical Recreation was kayaking where she gained her B.C.U. 2 Star Award. The Expedition section took place in Strathcona National Park, Vancouver Island where she completed a study of the geology and geography of the area. Her Residential Project involved working alongside Junior Canadian Rangers taking part in community projects.

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    26th August 2005

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