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Great Achievements For Siblings In Global Awards

Great Achievements For  Siblings In Global Awards
Siblings Wyntah and Leroy Underwood of Tilak High School in Lautoka on July 4, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa
July 05
10:00 2018

Siblings Leroy and Wyntah Underwood say achieving a Duke of Edinburgh International Award is a great achievement.

Leroy, 18, is the headboy of Tilak High School.

The siblings were among the 88 bronze award recipients during the 2018 national awards ceremony in Lautoka yesterday.

Leroy said he and his sister were first-time participants in the family.

In order to attain a bronze medal, participants underwent three-month physical recreational activities, community service, skills searching and two days of adventurous journey.

Leroy said the skills he gained would help him in his leadership role in school and at home, given that he is the eldest of four.

“As leaders we need to set good examples in front of people either in school or in the family. It’s been a privilege for me to be member of this award alongside my younger sister.”

Wyntah said: “I have learned to discipline myself which has really helped my parents at home.

“It has helped to be become independent like washing my own clothes which makes things easier at home.”

Chief guest and Minister for Youth and Sports, Laiseni Tuitubou, said: “The award develops critical thinking and problem solving skills which will ultimately improve a student’s academic performances.

“This will also set a strong platform for future goals to be achieved.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

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