Award for Vic­to­ria fol­low­ing Blue Light Life Skills Camp

Hamilton News - - COMMUNITY -

Hamil­ton teenager Vic­to­ria Pohe, 14, was awarded the Over­all Merit Award at a Blue Light Life Skills Camp in Auck­land in Au­gust.

Vic­to­ria beat a strong group of young peo­ple from the North Is­land to take the prize on the week-long res­i­den­tial course.

“Camp staff felt that she had sig­nif­i­cant and con­sis­tent im­prove­ment in at­ti­tude, self­dis­ci­pline, self-con­fi­dence, team work and was al­ways respectful to staff and fel­low course mem­bers,” The Blue Light Life Skills Co­or­di­na­tor Jeremy Mer­rick said.

The pro­gramme, run by New Zealand Blue Light in part­ner­ship with the NZ Po­lice and NZ De­fence Force, pro­vides 14 to 17 year olds with a res­i­den­tial course de­liv­er­ing life-skills and lead­er­ship train­ing. The pro­gramme spe­cialises in build­ing self-re­spect, re­spect for oth­ers, and work­ing within boundaries, self-care, team work and prob­lem solv­ing. Blue Light pro­grammes and ac­tiv­i­ties are de­signed to re­duce the in­ci­dence of young peo­ple be­ing an of­fender or vic­tim of crime and to en­cour­age bet­ter re­la­tions be­tween young peo­ple, their par­ents, the po­lice and com­mu­ni­ties.

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Vic­to­ria Pohe, 14, re­ceives her award at the Blue Light Life Skills Camp in Auck­land.

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