Taanya Tranchell
Award Level:
Favourite memory of the Award:
The mountain top of both Pilikuttuwa and Pidurangala. Getting to the top and seeing the girls enjoy the scenery and their accomplishment was worth all the effort placed to make it happen.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
It was the first time our school was participating in the DoE and as the award leader I had to register us, follow all the courses, get trained and encourage students to register. Sri Lanka was reeling after great political and economic turmoil and I was doubtful if the timing was right yet I am so happy that we successfully carried it out. We had 23 students complete the Adventure Journey and we look forward to seeing them receive the award in February 2023.
Sri Lanka
Tell us the story behind your photo:
New to being a teacher, I was really apprehensive when my Principal placed me in charge of the Duke of Edinburgh programme. This picture is of my students climbing through the 90+ caves in Pilikuttuwa Forest reserve. This picture signifies to me the importance of trying, no matter how unsure one maybe, if you try you will only move upward!
Award Role:
Award Leader