Photo comp: Mia Tulloch, Australia
Mia Tulloch
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Favourite memory of the Award:
My favourite memory was definitely my final adventurous journey. It was such a cathartic experience returning to where my grandpa had spent time developing his passion for science and zoology- which ultimately shaped his career. Comparing the black and white photos from 60 years ago to photos we recreated was very special.
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 from my adventurous journey, where my group including my cousin and younger sister (also completing their awards) hiked to a place called Refuge Cove in Wilson’s Promotory. This location is where our grandfather completed a multi-week research project in his youth and we were lucky enough for him to join us there. It was very much so a full circle moment with lots of memories.
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