Kane sets sail on STS Leeuwin voy­age

Albany Extra - - News - Jes­sica Cuth­bert

A Den­mark youth has been given the op­por­tu­nity to spend a week aboard STS Leeuwin II.

Kane Fiore, 17, has re­ceived one of two South­ern Ports schol­ar­ships to spend a week aboard the ship on a voy­age from Al­bany to Fre­man­tle in Jan­u­ary.

Kane said he could not wait to step out­side his com­fort zone, learn new skills and give back to the com­mu­nity af­ter­wards.

“The ex­pe­ri­ence trans­lates to ev­ery as­pect of my fu­ture life, from jobs to friendships and fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties,” he said.

“This op­por­tu­nity will give me the chance to chal­lenge my phys­i­cal and emo­tional lim­its while putting the team­work skills I have gained from my Cer­tifi­cate II Lead­er­ship course into prac­tice.

“It is a great chance to meet new peo­ple and forge last­ing friendships.”

Olivia Finn, 15, from Al­bany, is the sec­ond re­cip­i­ent of a South­ern Ports schol­ar­ship and will also join the voy­age.

Crew will join a week-long ex­pe­ri­ence pro­vided by Leeuwin Ocean Ad­ven­ture on its tall ship STS Leeuwin II, an award-win­ner in youth de­vel­op­ment pro­grams.

The pro­gram aims to en­rich the lives of young peo­ple through ad­ven­ture, par­tic­i­pa­tion and chal­lenge, and is funded through the sale of voy­ages, a com­bi­na­tion of grants, cor­po­rate spon­sor­ships and do­na­tions by or­gan­i­sa­tions and the public.

Since 1986, the STS Leeuwin II has pro­vided ex­cit­ing and lifechang­ing pro­grams to more than 40,000 young peo­ple across Aus­tralia.

Pic­ture: Sail Leeuwin

WorkLink WA trainer Andy Davis and South­ern Ports schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent Kane Fiore.

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