Photo comp: Thomas Cuthell, Australia
Thomas Cuthell
Award Level:
Favourite memory of the Award:
This picture and situation is by far my favourite memory from DoE because of the teamwork implemented to ensure everyone made it up, no matter how difficult they found it. it demonstrates the value of teamwork, something valuable in all aspects of life.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Throughout completing my DoE award, the biggest challenge for me was doing my Gold Residential Project, because of the extra steps out of my comfort zone, letting me learn more about what I was interested in (Indigenous Immersion - learning about their culture), as well as developing my skills in speaking to and making new friends.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I still continue to have music lessons - I learn french horn (which is my skill), I have also continued with school sport which I use as my activity. Although I don't still do my bushcare volunteering, I do cadets which could count towards my DoE award as volunteering.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
During my Gold qualifying hike, my group had to take a detour due to a creek being too fast flowing and wide to cross, so we took a detour on an un-walked path up a spur. We encountered a tough obstacle where there was a couple metres of rock to climb and working together as a team, my group and I handed bags to each other and through teamwork we all managed to get to the top safely and efficiently. This picture is my grop when we finally reached the top, after a tough 300m climb.
Award Role: