Each year around four or five young people from Guernsey's uniformed youth organisations are selected to serve as Lieutenant-Governor's Cadets. They play a special role in supporting The Queen's Representative at official and public functions throughout the year.
The Cadets are chosen each summer and are appointed in September, to serve for one year. Young people aged between 15 and 18 years old on 1st September are invited to apply.
For further information please contact:
Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
Les Ozouets Campus, Les Ozouets
St Peter Port, Guernsey
Telephone number: 01481 756099
This years cadets are:
RANGER GUIDE LAUREN WALSH, CAPELLES RANGERS
Lauren is 16 years old and starting in the 6th form at The Ladies' College.
She has been a member of the Guide movement since her enrolment as a Rainbow, aged five, after which she spent three years as a Brownie before moving on to become a Guide at St Mary's. She finally became a Ranger at Capelles. Lauren proved herself to be a very capable Patrol Leader with a great flair for organising and planning events, which has been a great help to her Leaders. Her enthusiastic support in all areas has made her an invaluable part of the team.
Lauren has already achieved her Baden Powell Challenge Badge and her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. She is now working towards her Queen's Award, together with her Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.
A keen dancer, Lauren has participated in Dance Festivals and the Eisteddfod with her dance troop and is proficient in both tap and modern dance. However, her creative abilities extend even further, having won her category in last year's Victor Hugo Art competition, along with her school's Monachan Cup for public speaking.
Lauren considers herself a true 'Guernsey Girl', enjoying local activities like the North Show. Her family regularly enter several categories in the Battle of Flowers, often winning trophies. She supports local charities, including the Smile for Georgie Foundation, where she helped to organise a bike-riding treasure hunt. She is keen to protect our natural environment and part of the tree-logging survey 'Treezilla'.
SERGEANT CADET FREDERICK STEWART, ELIZABETH COLLEGE CCF
Freddie is 17 years old and a 6th form student at Elizabeth College, heading into his final year studying for A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. He is also working towards completing his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
As Cadet Sergeant Instructor in the CCF Army section, he is responsible for training Year 10 Elizabeth College recruits and Year 12 Ladies' College recruits. He is the senior cadet in his year group and has won numerous CCF awards, including Best Recruit and Best Year 11 Cadet.
Freddie's has applied himself to a range of activities with considerable success, most notably in shooting. He he has claimed a considerable number of junior and senior prizes, leading to his selection for the Great Britain under-18 "Athelings" Cadet Rifle Shooting team this summer. He is also a keen member of the Judo club, where he is a junior instructor and working towards his Black Belt. Freddie still finds time to help out at the Guernsey Sailing Trust as a Junior Instructor.
With so many skills and interests, Freddie has been considering his future options. He is contemplating a career in the Army, following three generations of his family, but is equally interested in careers in Dentistry or Biomedical Sciences.
YOUTH BOARD MEMBER for the YOUTH COMMISSION, ZARA HONEY
Zara is 16 years old and has just finished her GCSE's at Les Beaucamps School. She has also completed her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and is currently working towards her Silver, with an eye to Gold as well in the future.
Zara's main focus has been her work as an active member of the Youth Commission. In her role as a Youth Board Member, she has worked with seven other young people, representing each of their services and providing advice to the Youth Commission's Board of Directors. In this capacity, Zara will also carry out service inspections to help with the implementation of new services and to provide feedback for the Youth Commission.
As a member of Resi-foster force, a group of young people that represent those in residential or foster care, Zara has also provided valuable feedback to the States of Guernsey on life for young Islanders in care, attending consultations and being invited to comment on a range of States documents and policies.
Outside of her work for these two organisations, Zara has also taken up climbing with Climb LBG, a local charity that aims to make climbing, hill walking and mountaineering accessible to all. She has achieved her Level 2 climbing qualification and volunteers to support new climbers, helping them to overcome their nerves and to build their confidence in the sport.
VICE CHAIR FOR GUERNSEY YOUTH FORUM, AMELIE LE PREVOST
Amelie is 15 years old and a student at The Ladies' College. She has immersed herself in school activities, gaining awards in science and music along with the Guild Ambassador Award for services to the College and the wider community.
Amelie has been re-elected for a second term as a member of the Youth Forum, this time as Vice Chair. Her keen interest in politics and the environment has seen her give several presentations, participate in various government consultations and help plan and deliver a workshop for the Student Environment Conference hosted by The Ladies' College in May this year.
Amelie is an accomplished public speaker and has appeared several times on local television and radio. She is never afraid to take the lead, and participated in several Hustings during the last local elections, where she put some interesting questions to several aspiring political candidates.
When she isn't grilling politicians, Amelie spends time learning to play the guitar and was part of the group 'Afterlife', which won the Battle of the School Bands in 2019. She has also spent time volunteering with the charity Wigwam, which offers friendship, support and advice to families who have a child or young person with a disability. On the sporting front, Amelie has represented the Island in Hockey and Cricket, and has also enjoyed performing in a number of school plays.
SERGEANT ELEANOR DUFTY, ELIZABETH COLLEGE RAF AIR CADETS
Ellie is currently studying for A-Levels in Chemistry, Maths and Physics at The Ladies' College. She has a strong interest in medical matters, is currently researching a medicine-related Extended Project Qualification, or EPQ, and is keen to pursue a career in that field.
Ellie has been recently been promoted from Corporal to Sergeant in the RAF Air Cadets. She was the only Guernsey student to attend the weeklong national camp at RAF Cosford, in Shropshire, in 2019, single handedly planning the whole trip and travelling independently. She performed well and was named Best Cadet in what is known to be a very competitive environment.
Having been thwarted from attending Exercise MOUNTAIN STORM in the Cairngorms by Covid in July, Ellie managed instead to complete her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition.
Ellie has many sporting achievements to her name. She has been selected for the Island team in netball, competed at County level in swimming and played for the Guernsey Hockey Club. She is currently playing for the Women's Football Team and has recently been selected as part of the Island Games Training Squad, which was to have competed in the 2021 Island Games.
In addition to her sporting achievements, Ellie also plays the violin as a member of the Guernsey Youth Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra.