Photo comp: Olivia Harvey, Australia
Olivia Harvey
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Favourite memory of the Award:
My favourite memory would be sitting around the campfire at night. We would all be exhausted from our day of hiking, but we would work together to collect firewood and then sit down to play games such as mafia, and telling stories.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Getting ready for the hikes, such as packing the bags and getting up early to leave, would be challenging. Leaving to hike for 7 days seems intimidating, yet once I was there, I would thoroughly enjoy myself.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I have continued with Acrobatic Gymnastics, competing in National and State competitions, training since the age of 4. I also continue with flute where I will be completing my Certificate of Performance. I will further go on hikes with friends and family.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
This was the 5th day of the hike, it was pouring with rain and freezing cold. We had just made it up a very steep hill to our camping site, and it was beginning to get dark. All we wanted to do was set up our tents and relax, but instead, we were instructed to walk back down the hill to collect water containers to share with the other groups. They were extremely heavy, so we had to work in pairs to carry them back up the mountain. It took us hours, and when we made it back, we were cold, and hungry but satisfied.
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