Eliza Schmidt
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Favourite memory of the Award:
My favourite memory of the Award was attending the St Philips College year 10 Mittagundi snow camp as a youth leader for my Residential Service Trip. The farm life was off the grid and everything was done by hand; cooking, dishes, gardening, washing, fencing, wood chopping, etc. The experience was so refreshing and really helped me to improve my leadership abilities! I met some beautiful people that taught me the joys and hardships of living this way but also how to set yourself free from whatever is holding you back. I also saw snow for the first time and enjoyed learning how to cross-country ski!
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
The biggest challenge I faced in completing the Award was for my service which was coaching a netball team. I loved seeing the girls every week and watching their progress throughout the year and I always came to training ready to get them motivated and help them improve further. The challenge in this was the commitment of my team. Encouraging the girls to be at training every week and putting in 100% rather than coming simply to waste time. I found it challenging to find common ground where activities and drills I provided would be beneficial for their gameplay but also fun enough to get their attention. I did eventually overcome this adversity by adjusting myself and the way we trained to cater to everyone so they would enjoy the sport which is most important.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I am still currently coaching the same netball team (Service), I also still play netball (Skills) however I no longer play volleyball (Physical Recreation).
Tell us the story behind your photo:
As part of my Residential Service Trip, we spent a few days in the snow and I was so excited to see snow for the first time that I just had to make a snow angel! Being a little wet and cold afterward was definitely worth it :)
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