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