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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Friday, 28/07/2017 Posted by: Marketing

Northpine Christian College was proud to see two of its participants awarded the The Gold Award for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The Gold Award Ceremony took place at City Hall on Friday, 22 July. The Master of Ceremonies was Ms Pippa Sheehan, a Channel 10 journalist and presenter who is a past Gold Awardee. The awards were presented by The Duke’s representative, the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland.

Mr Colin Wilson, with award

Mr Colin Wilson

Congratulations to our Gold Awardees—Kailee Vardon, a current Year 12 Student at Northpine, and her brother Jaeden Vardon, a graduate from Northpine in 2014. At the ceremony one of Northpine’s teachers, Mr Colin Wilson, was presented with a plaque for 20 years of volunteering for the award.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is recognised in 144 countries worldwide and is highly regarded by employers and the community. It is a Youth Excellence Award that develops youth holistically in the areas of Physical, Skills, Community Service and Adventurous Journey. Northpine Christian College is proud to deliver The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The award is open to youth between the ages of 14 to 25 in the levels of Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The Gold Level of the Award requires dedicated commitment for at least 12 months.  The Gold journey of our two participants is outlined below.

Jaeden Vardon

Service: Surf Life Saving

Adventurous Journey: Bushwalking-Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island

Skill: Photography and photobooking

Physical Recreation: Swimming

Residential Project: Volunteer at Pathfinder Camporee Toowoomba

Kailee Vardon

Service: Surf Life Saving, Pathfinder Camporee

Adventurous Journey: Sailing-Fraser Island

Skill: Piano

Physical Recreation: Swimming

Residential Project: Pathfinder Camporee-Peak Crossing