Western suburbs students set the gold standard
MORE than half of the young West Australians receiving the Gold Edinburgh’s International Award are from the western suburbs.
Presbyterian Ladies’ College student Rebecca Hobson chose to attempt the gold award after completing bonze and silver.
“The award encouraged me to apply for the school trip to Tanzania, which is a country I previously knew nothing about,” Rebecca said. “By going on the tour, I learnt about the people, their culture and their way of life in Africa.
“I also have developed a lifelong appreciation for dance and music.”
Hale School student Patrick Eastwood said the gold award gave him the opportunity to be recognised as a well-rounded person.
“Most awards recognise outstanding achievements in a particular field,” Patrick said. “This Award recognises achievements across a variety of fields.
“I believe it recognises a good all-rounded person that can hold his or her own in their chosen activity.”
The 19 young people will receive their Gold Edinburgh Award at a ceremony at Government House on October 21.