Three members of Killcare Surf Life Saving Club have met Prince Edward as part of the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Lisette Tyson, Nael Malik and Zachary Webb were among Killcare’s first crop of Duke of Edinburgh participants who travelled to Government House on September 14 to take part in the 60th anniversary celebration.
There they met Prince Edward and NSW Governor Ms Margaret Beazley.
Prince Edward is chairman of the board of trustees of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.
The Award aims to improve skills and physical wellbeing, as a young person volunteers in their community and undertakes an adventurous journey in a team.
Since 1959, 775,000 young Australians have completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.
Currently, more than 45,000 young Australians are assisted by 60,000 volunteers to undertake their Award challenge every year.
Newsletter, 11 Oct 2019
Craig Sheppard, Killcare SLSC