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Training For Young Volunteers (13/02/08)
Sixteen young people from Highland will this year receive the accolade of Young Quality Scot for their contribution to their communities. Their achievements include involvement in pupil councils, youth forums and parliament, volunteering in the community, cultural, citizenship and awareness arising projects and sporting achievements.
Twelve young women from Caithness, Sutherland, Ross-shire, Nairn and Badenoch & Strathspey took part in a local training event held at Badaguish near Aviemore on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 February. The event was organised and led by The Highland Council’s Youth Development Team,
Over the two days, the participants they took part in interactive workshops on team building, learnt leadership and presentation skills and were coached on how to manage change.
The Young Quality Scot Awards look to recognise and reward young volunteers in Scotland. The awards are a partnership between Quality Scotland and local councils across Scotland.
The young people from Highland will be giving a presentation entitled “Being young in Highland” at the national celebration event, hosted this year by West Lothian Council on 8th and 9th March 2008.