2022 Champion Award Winner
"Beau is a tireless volunteer and campaigner for charity. She is a brilliant student, always on top of her academic work and never stops with all her extra-curricular and external volunteering. She:
Is a board member of LARCT (Largo Communities Trust) and recently helped organised a Ukranian Night for disposed families as part of Largo Support Network.
Runs Little Bee's a free clothing bank for babies and children up till 10 years, a social enterprise she set up and has us all collecting donations of clothing for.
Is the chair of our schools Fairtrade group, leading her team in a variety of projects (we are a Fair Achiever School, the highest award possible)
Is a school Prefect giving up her time to supervise at lunchtimes and break
Is our schools STEM Ambassador and a Level 6 STEM Leader
Is an "I Can" Leader through "Active Schools" encouraging sport and exercise activities for younger pupils including working with the primary schools.
Works to include people with disabilities take part in sporting activities
Has gained her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award
Is a Buddy to S1 pupils with barriers to learning, working with them in class during her study periods.
Supports local charities through fun runs and enterprise activities (raising over £1000 for Love Oliver Childrens Charity herself)
Is a member of our school's charities committee
Sought her own volunteering work placement at a local Vet, where she works in the holidays as she hopes to study veterinary medicine at university next year
Runs our schools fairtrade group since we returned from lockdown, raising not only awareness of this cause but £400+ used to buy fairtrade food for the local food bank and hosting a fairtrade bake sale for Ukraine.
She has started a free clothing bank from the garage at her home, collecting donated clothing, making sure it is washed and wearable and providing a space where families can help themselves to donated babies and children's wear no questions asked. If you need it, it’s yours.
She is truly an inspirational young woman with a great future ahead of her."
2022 Champion Award Nominees
"Dan started his journey by setting up DHall Renewables back in 2017 at the age of 22 and built up the company to around 30 technicians who worked globally. Dan and his Fiancé ran the business until we at Techmar saw the opportunity to invest and assist in growing the company to the next level. While building the successful business that DHall Renewables has become, Dan always made sure it gave something back to the community and that continues to be his driver. This manifests itself in different ways but he is especially focused on sponsoring young Fife sportsmen / women. This goes back to when Dan was a young professional footballer trying to make his way in the sport. Injury put a stop to this career. DHR sponsor Rosyth football club, along with specific players and club shirts, Boxer Craig Morgan from Kelty and brother and sister golfing duo Oliver & Maisie Bawnd from Lundin Links. Giving youngsters the opportunity to flourish in their desired sport is very important to Dan. He wants to give the young people who work in his company the same opportunities to progress their chosen career. DHRenewables already has five local Apprentices on the DHR payroll, and they have been given the opportunity to complete their GWO wind training, which allows them to have exposure to wind turbine farms earlier in the apprenticeship than anticipated. Investing in these five apprentices this year is only the beginning of where Dan wants to go to create more opportunities for young people in Fife."
"We are nominating Teri for the Champion Award due to her desire to develop others. She has recently rolled-off a 4-year Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship into a permanent Engineering position in our bottling hall. She is a role model for new apprentices and regularly offers them support and coaching to ensure they succeed too. Last year (during her 4th year apprenticeship) Teri volunteered to become a Career Ready Mentor to a local S5 School Student to help them explore their potential future career path. She embraced the opportunity, and she mentored her student towards a 4-week internship within the Spirit Supply Department at Diageo. The newer apprentices find Teri very approachable, and they go to her if they have any questions or worries, and she always has the answer or gets the answer for them. She is very welcoming, takes them onboard and tries to bring out the best in them. She has a calm demeanour which relaxes other people and takes the pressure out of situations. When working alongside newer apprentices on projects she leads by example, encourages their input and will ensure that they are kept up to date with progress even when they are offsite at college. She is exceptionally modest and will play down her positive impact as just being “part of the job”. She enjoys bringing out the best in others and does it because that is who she is, not to get praise. This was clearly evident with her Career Ready Student as Teri wanted to be involved as a mentor but was very nervous about what it would entail, and it really pushed Teri out of her comfort zone as she was still a 4th year apprentice at the time. However, she asked for coaching from more experienced mentors, took it all onboard and was a great mentor who really connected with the Career Ready student who she continues to mentor even now."
Established in 1991, the Rock Trust aims to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person aged 16 to 25 has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, in 2021 Rock Trust established a Housing First for Youth project for some of Fife’s most vulnerable young people. Our dedicated team have assisted each young person into a permanent tenancy and provided them with the support to thrive within it. The model’s unique approach of combining unconditional access to permanent accommodation alongside high-intensity, choice-based support, has already been hugely successful supporting young people to keep their homes and build skills for life.