Congratulations to James Down on becoming one of the 27 finalists of The Duke of Westminster Award. He is also one of only two CCF cadets nationwide to make it into the final selection.
The CVQO Duke of Westminster Award is designed to find and recognise the best of the CVQO cadets across the UK. It’s not just about being a great cadet – CVQO is looking for young people who go beyond the cadet experience, who become valuable members of their communities and who show a willingness selflessly to help others.
Since 2004, the CVQO Duke of Westminster Award competition has been recognising the achievements of amazing young people. Some have overcome extraordinary personal challenges, some have excelled in areas and ways that they never imagined possible. All have shown great commitment, determination and the willingness to go the extra step that has made them exceptional people.
The final 9 will now be selected from the shortlist of 27. The competition to become one of the nine national finalists and overall winner is tough, which is why making it into the final nine is a prestigious achievement in itself.
Stuart Scorgie, Contingent Commander, said: “I have no doubt the next part of James’s journey is going to be extremely challenging. Perhaps the reward of an ILM level 3 in Leadership and Management, as well as an awards ceremony at the House of Lords, and a two week all expenses paid trip to South Africa if he makes it into the final 9 will be plenty of motivation for him to excel!
Congratulations to the cadets from all the other youth organisations who have made it through to the final selection, it's really good to see the fire and police cadets being represented. The Officers and Cadets at Clifton College wish them all the best.