Photo comp: Mia Tulloch, Australia
Mia Tulloch
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Favourite memory of the Award:
My favourite memory of the award was completing it- which was really a challenge being locked up for the better part of two years. Whilst lockdown initially made completing the award before finishing high school seem impossible, it made me adapt and think outside the box. I was able to transition my volunteer maths tutoring group to online and join zoom sessions for rowing. Overall, it was a crazy few years and something I will remember for the rest of my life but I believe completing my DoE Award drastically improved my wellbeing.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Completing the award during covid was the largest challenge- especially being in the most locked down city in the world, Melbourne. However whilst this posed a challenge, it was also a great opportunity to adapt and change.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I have continued with all aspects of my award, my sport rowing is still something that I compete at a high level in. My skill of driving helped me in getting my license. My volunteer work has progressed to me taking peer mentoring roles and volunteer rowing coaching positions. My adventurous nature has me still hiking on a regular basis, especially with family. My residential project of completing my level 1 ski instructor exam took a bit of a halt during lockdown, but I am venturing to Canada early next year to complete my level 2 exam.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
This image is on the final day of my final adventurous journey hike and despite being absolutely exhausted, the final stretch of the walk had the most amazing scenery. The water was the most amazing turquoise blue colour and the mountains were so perfect they did not even look real.
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