Whit­sun­days set for Duke of Ed pro­gram

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY KIDS -

THE Wild Ones and the Whit­sun­day PCYC have teamed up to form an ex­cit­ing new ini­tia­tive which will lift off tonight.

Nick and Deb Dug­gan are the new co-or­di­na­tors of the Duke of Ed­in­burgh Award for the Whit­sun­day branch.

An in­for­ma­tion night will be held to­day at 5.30pm at the PCYC where par­ents and par­tic­i­pants will get the chance to meet Nick and Deb, who are long-term lo­cals with a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ences, in­clud­ing tur­tle tag­ging on iso­lated coral cays and vol­un­teer­ing on ex­pe­di­tions to Antarc­tica.

The Duke of Ed­in­burgh is an in­ter­na­tional award pro­gram for all young peo­ple aged 14-25.

Each par­tic­i­pant works to­wards a dif­fer­ent award level – bronze, sil­ver or gold – and to do this they must com­plete four manda­tory sec­tions com­pris­ing skills, ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­ity, ser­vice and phys­i­cal recre­ation.

“The par­tic­i­pant gets to choose and plan what ac­tivi- ties they want to do and we will also be sched­ul­ing ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the year through the PCYC – in­clud­ing camps, hikes and vol­un­teer ac­tiv­i­ties in the com­mu­nity,” Deb said.

“We will be there to an­swer any ques­tions and talk through planned ac­tiv­i­ties for this term, and to come up with ideas for other group ac­tiv­i­ties.”

In other news, term two has started with a bang for the Wild Ones.

The adventure pro­gram kick-started an­other ac­tion­packed term on April 23 by cel­e­brat­ing their sec­ond birth­day.

The gang also took part in an in­flat­able pool party at Proser­pine last Satur­day.

Tonight the PCYC will host the Wild Ones for team build­ing games from 5.30pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Duke of Ed­in­burgh pro­gram, con­tact Deb and Nick on 0419 719 733 or send an email to dukes.whit­sun­day@pcyc.org.au.

SPLASH: Ethan Page and McKen­zie Mur­phy were in ac­tion at the Wild Ones' in­flat­able pool day in Proser­pine last week. BIRTH­DAY BASH: (From back) Sgt John Dickinson, Ron Pet­ter­son, Kevin Fanke, (front) Jay­den Wal­ton, Ri­ley Pet­ter­son, Cody Pet­ter­son, Rachel Hutchinson, McKen­zie Mur­phy, Adelle Dug­gan, Stella Dug­gan, Josie Jansen, Alex Wil­son, Ai­dan Allen-Fancke and Levi Har­ri­son cel­e­brated the Wild Ones’ sec­ond birth­day last month. Photo: Con­trib­uted

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