Last night was Presentation Night at school. Nelson was presented his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Out of the 50 students who started,
only 20 completed the award.
All of Nelson's hard work paid off.
But there was more!
Nelson received the Year 9D Responsive Award.
This award is for one or more of the following criteria: Enhancing the tone of the College by being an exemplary role model, showing skills in student leadership proactively seeking ways to assist others, being involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities and being active in the promotion of the Gospel or its values.
Before the awards were given out, some of the different projects students took on were announced. Nelson's Blankets of Love for premature babies was one the projects mentioned. We had no idea he was receiving this award.
Nelson also received another award. Year 9D Consistency Award for consistency in Leadership - The Duke of Edinburgh Award Physical Education.
Physical Recreation was Nelson's major section and he worked on this for 6 months. He was able to include his Boundary Umpiring as it was a new skill for him. Once football finished, he continued working on his fitness and has already started preseason training for football and going to umpire training.
We are going to arrange to deliver the blankets after Christmas. When he does, I'll do a post and we'll show you all the blankets he made.
Congratulations on a wonderful effort Nelson.
We are very proud of you.
Love Mum, Dad, Mitchell and Austin