Leila Shapiro '22, Pippa Bridges '22, Maggie Higgins '22, and Katelyn Budd '23 planned and completed their Silver Semi-Virtual Adventurous Journeys (AJ) for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a global program with the goal of challenging, empowering and recognizing young people between the ages of 14 and 24. The Award challenges young Canadians to develop skills and tools to improve themselves and their communities by encouraging them to go beyond their comfort zones. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging for young people to travel and get out into the world, the Duke of Ed organization has made it possible to achieve #The AwardatHome.
The Semi-Virtual AJ involved many hours of online collaboration and planning as well as 21 hours of physical activity over a three-day period. Leila, Pippa, Maggie and Katelyn enjoyed a much-deserved virtual dinner with Mr. Findlay to celebrate their accomplishments.
Congratulations to all of them as they work towards completing their silver award!