Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has encouraged young people in the Hills community to give back to the community by undertaking the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award.
Mr Elliott said the internationally recognised Award contributes to the personal development of young people.
“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award challenges young individuals to improve themselves and their communities,” Mr Elliott said.
Award recipients complete five key endeavours, including:
• undertaking an adventurous journey, such as bush walking, kayaking or sailing through difficult terrain;
• learning personal skills, in fields as diverse as sewing, car maintenance, and non-English languages;
• building fitness through physical recreation, such as indoor, outdoor and endurance sports;
• volunteering for community service, including for organisations such as Surf Life Saving, Riding for the Disabled, and Army Cadets; and
• Undertaking a residential project away from home, such as attending a music or sporting camp or even working on a humanitarian project overseas (Gold level participants only).
“It is inspiring to see young people set themselves a challenging goal and work hard to achieve it – a view that I am sure will be shared by future employers,” Mr Elliott said.
“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award offers valuable opportunities for young people to engage with their community and contribute as citizens.”
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 25. For more information visit www.dukeofed.com.au/