Over the last six and a half years of dedicated and
continuous training, Lewis Harrison gained this
fantastic achievement. Well done Lewis!
On the day of the competiton, after two and a ½ hours of
training, Lewis Harrison successfully achieved and was
awarded his Black Belt in GKR (Go-Kan-Ryu) Karate.
Lewis is a member of Northcote, Duke of Edinburgh Unit
in Cabot District, Avon County. He completed his Bronze Award
in 2015 after completing volunteering ; Karate for
his Physical; Piano for his skill and walking
expedition in the Brecon Beacons.
For his Gold Award, Lewis intends to further develop his
expertise in Karate by going for his 1st Dan -
one of 8 that can be earned, as well as learning to kayak for
his expedition in the summer of 2016.
Lewis told me his social activities including his Karate and
DofE has kept him fit and active whilst meeting like minded people
and has all had a positive impact on him growing up. "It has
allowed me to develop in various life skills and I recognise that
effort can be rewarded whilst also receiving and giving help. It's
also important to have fun".
Shuan Holmwood, an adult volunteer working with the Duke of
Edinburgh Unit said "I'm really proud of Lewis's achievement. This
is a great way of keeping fit and active". I get so much from
working with the Explorer Scouts and watching their achievements -
this is a great basis for Lewis' next stage in the Award -