Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award
The Duke of Edinburghs Award is an internationally recognised award set up to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young individuals who have demonstrate ability during five key stages. I completed my award during University and my progress has been mapped below.
Skill: The development and execution of video and film work at BDP Media. Learning the process from start to finish and understanding how best to represent and pedagogy through a visual medium.
Expedition: An 80km trek over the space of a week with a small team through the Peak District, demonstrating team-work, respect for the environment, navigation skills, stamina and the ability to set up home in a tent at a different station every night with carefully selected rations.
Residential: A week spent on Kawau Island, a small Island near the coast of Aukland, New Zealand. Here I worked for the New Zealand Department of Conservation [D.O.C] to preserve Mansion House and its surroundings to help support the local environment.
Physical Recreation: The practise and development of Hatha yoga which I have continued practise on a weekly basis.
Service: Position as secretary held with LINKS [See below]
LINKS, St John Ambulance [Secretary]
- LINKS is the student branch of St John Ambulance. At university, I became a member of their society and a member of St John Ambulance. From learning about First Aid through to assisting at events, I was also elected as the Society's secretary. Responsibilities included following the progress of everyone's achievements, making sure all members were CRB checked and liaising with other universities and St John Headquarters to put together reports.