The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised program for young people. 2019 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Award commencing in Australia. Earlier this year, two SGCS Alumni from the Class of 2018, Lachlan Fraser and Enoch Kam received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
Lachlan and Enoch received their Award from the His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) in a special ceremony at St Stephen’s Uniting Church. A reception at Government House followed the ceremony.
The Gold Award is the highest level of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Participants must first complete their Bronze and Silver Awards before completing additional sections in physical recreation, skill, voluntary service and an adventurous journey. They must also complete a Gold Residential Project.
Lachlan said of his experience:
Achieving my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award with SGCS was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. I was challenged physically and mentally to complete all aspects of the program and successfully manage my time whilst undergoing my HSC year. I formed strong bonds with my peers as we took on the hikes together. It was a great opportunity to learn more about ourselves, each other and our amazing God who created the landscapes we were traversing. Overall, I felt very supported by the School throughout my Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award experience and the presentation day was a great time to reflect on and celebrate this achievement.
Our congratulations to Lachlan and Enoch for their outstanding achievement.