Jack Miller
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Favourite memory of the Award:
Working on a sheep farm in regional New South Wales for my Gold Residential. Everything I learnt and did was so much fun and made me so happy. My hosts were lovely people and made me feel part of the family. I came away feeling like I had learnt so much and felt so much more confident in trying new things then I have before.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
The commitment to keep consistent with all aspects of the Award in general. You just have to be super organised and disciplined which took some getting used to but it has really helped me understand how important these things are.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes, for fitness I started a gyms program learning and weight training for teenagers and really loved it. I am still doing my Gold but now use the gym all the time which helps me both physically and mentally. I had never used a gym before so this has been great for me.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
This a picture of me on my Gold Award Residential. I was learning how to 'mark' the lambs on the farm which is really important for their health and wellbeing. In this moment I picking a lamb up to hold for Farmer Nick to mark, which is a banding and sterilising process that I was being taught at this time of my stay. I would hold the lambs steady on a platform while Farmer Nick marked them.
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