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Duke Of Edinburgh Award
Newsletter No8 January 2002
Happy New Year to Everyone !!!!
Caithness Presentations 2001
The Annual Presentation of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to Caithness recipients took place on Friday 30th November when over 30 young people were awarded Awards or Sectional Certificates. For the first time we were delighted to be able to welcome apprentices from UKAEA, Dounreay and Vulcan - Rolls-Royce.
This has been a difficult year for the Expedition Section of the Award, due to the Foot & Mouth epidemic & the countrywide restrictions which were placed. This resulted in very few being able to complete fully an Award, so almost all the certificates presented on the evening were Sectional Certificates. Two groups managed to beat this by doing their expedition in Germany.
The evening was sponsored by UKAEA, Dounreay with the certificates being presented by Mr Sandy McWhirter, Head of Engineering at UKAEA, Dounreay.
APEX IN CAITHNESS
The picture shows from left to right Brian Lavery, Alistair McDonald, Neil McConnachie Rowena Jack, Helen Gill, David Lloyd, Carla Derby, Allister Kennedy and Willie Coghill.
2002 Expedition Season
If you would be interested in becoming a member of the Expedition Panel and help with the assessment of expeditions or explorations in the area please contact Brian's office on 01955 605423 or e-mail Brian.Lavery@highland.gov.uk.
If you have too few or too many people for any of your expeditions please contact Diane or Brian and they will try to match your group with others.
Looking for a
Wick Swimming Pool will be shortly starting a Bronze Medallion or an Award of Merit. If you know of anyone who would be interested in doing the course and then acting as a lifesaver for their practical, contact Brian as soon as possible.
The Caithness Sports Council helped to fund the trip to the European Youth Camp in Denmark last July. A full report of the trip appeared in the August 2001 Newsletter.
Access Organisations for Physical Recreation Section
Full details about Access Organisations can be obtained from Brian.