Local teens set for high seas adventure

A group of five local teens are about to embark on a life-altering adventure as trainee crew aboard sailing ship STS Leeuwin II.

Two young people from Eaton, two from Henty and one from Dardanup were successful with their applications for Shire of Dardanup Scholarships enabling them to participate in a Youth Explorer Voyage by the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation.

Awarded scholarships were:

  • Jarred Coleman – Henty
  • Agnes Monisse – Eaton
  • Joseph Brookes – Dardanup
  • Caelin Stuart – Henty
  • Timothy Pilbeam – Eaton

The group sets sail from Bunbury on January 20 and dock at Fremantle on January 26.

During their voyage, the teens will be involved in most aspects of ship operations and the experience is designed to help build life skills including self-confidence, teamwork, leadership and communication.

The Shire of Dardanup scholarships are provided annually with support from our sponsors:

  • Dardanup Lions Club
  • Eaton Lions Club
  • J&P Group
  • Cleanaway