Claudia receives Queen’s Guide Award in Commons

CONGRATULATIONS: Claudia Edelman, left, with former Girlguiding Scotland chief commissioner Sue Walker

CLAUDIA Edelman was summoned to the House of Commons last month. She wasn’t there to appear before a Parliamentary committee, however, but to receive her Queen’s Guide Award.

Claudia and her father, David, travelled to London for the ceremony led by deputy chief guide Sally Illsley.

Claudia is a member of the 5th Giffnock Guides, which meets at Giffnock Synagogue. To achieve her award, her Service in Guiding tasks included organising a disability awareness night and helping organise two overnight Baden Powell adventures.

In Practical Community Action, she helped run children’s services at Giffnock Synagogue. For Personal Development, she improved her guitar playing.

In the Research Community Action section, Claudia prepared a booklet on disabilities and something on disability discrimination. She took brownies at a different group, planned activities for them and spoke to them about living with cerebral palsy.

For the Outdoor section, she went to the Lake District with her family, took pictures of plant life and wrote about what she did there.

Claudia said: “The award ceremony was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, although I was quite nervous having to speak.”

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