Saturday 01 April 2023
Select a region

'Castaway' to Lihou Island

'Castaway' to Lihou Island

Wednesday 28 August 2019

'Castaway' to Lihou Island

Wednesday 28 August 2019

11 young people from across the Channel Islands have become 'castaways' for the week in Lihou Island, as part of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

As part of their qualification, the group of 16- to 24-year-olds are required to live for seven days with people they don't know, while working to survive and taking part in activities.

The 'residential' challenge is held in Lihou each year with support from the Youth Commission.

Lihou gold DofE

Pictured: This year's Lihou Island 'residential' group.

This year's participants come from Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney, and are being helped along by commission volunteers Emma Harris, Chris Quevatre and Chris Harvey.

Lihou Warden, Steve Sarre, has set the team the task of repointing the walls during their stay in the island to complete their requirement.

It's not all work though, as the young people will be able to enjoy outdoor activities like archery, sea swimming and climbing, as well as preparing all of their meals themselves.

Lihou Island Shutterstock

Pictured: Lihou Island will be the youngsters' home for the week. 

"We are really excited to be able to offer this unique experience to young people," said DofE Manager Rebecca Silk. "Every year we have a wonderful group who fully engage in the experience and give something back to their community whilst also gaining a fabulous qualification in their Gold DofE which, once completed, will be presented to them at a palace by a member of the Royal Family."

Anyone aged 16-24 who would like to enrol in the Duke of Edinburgh award can contact Ms Silk on 756099 for more information.

Pictured top: The group in Lihou Island.

Sign up to newsletter



Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.

There are no comments for this article.

To place a comment please login

You have landed on the Bailiwick Express website, however it appears you are based in . Would you like to stay on the site, or visit the site?