Wirral schoolboy set for South African adventure

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A WIRRAL teenager is preparing for a South African adventure following his success in a national education competition.

Adam Hughes, a student at Calday Grange School, is one of nine who will take part in the three-week trip after entering the contest organised by education charity CVQO.

Adam is also a possible winner of the organisation’s Duke of Westminster Award 2012.

He was among 21 who took part in a challenging selection assessment in April, following a programme of physical and mental tasks designed to reflect which participants are worthy of the top award.

He is also a possible winner of the prestigious Duke of Westminster Award 2012.

These are young people with a wide range of skills and abilities and have overcome personal challenges, as well as demonstrating a consistently high level of commitment to their communities and their peers.

Edward Woods, Chief Executive of CVQO and head of the selection panel said: "It was a really tough job choosing just nine, but we are very confident that our finalists will make a fantastic team in South Africa."

Adam is a member of the combined cadet force at Calday Grange School, and he completed a BTEC Diploma in Public Services with CVQO.

He said: "The CVQO-led BTEC has provided me with necessary skills such as communication, leadership and teamwork. Achieving this qualification shows my ability to work well under pressure."


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