Emily’s aiming high

Sixteen year old Guide Leader Emily Hulme to complete her Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.'p317a228
Sixteen year old Guide Leader Emily Hulme to complete her Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.'p317a228
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A GO-GETTING girl guide is set to snap up an impressive award years ahead of schedule.

Emily Hulme, 16, is due to complete her gold Duke of Edinburgh award this month at a time most youngsters are just starting the scheme.

Kathryn Sykes, leader of the 2nd Featherstone guides, said the Carleton Community High School student started working towards the certification at only 14-years-old.

Ms Sykes added: “People usually start the Duke of Edinburgh award at 16 but Emily’s achieved the whole lot by 16, because the guides gave her the opportunity to do it.

“There aren’t that many places that offer that opportunity, people usually start it at sixth form or college, but because she’s part of guides, she was able to do it early.”

The teenager’s success follows six months of solid achievement for the guides.

Many of the 22 members have picked up handfuls of badges in first aid, firefighting and animal care, as well as raising more than £200 for Prince of Wales Hospice from fundraising events.

Ms Sykes said: “In the guides it’s about thinking about other people before yourself and doing things for others.”

The group meets every Monday evening during term time and the first session back is September 10.

To join the guides, contact Ms Sykes on 01977 798306.