Catherine pictured with Youth Convenor Chris Kirk and the then President Ian Baird in April 2016, before her departure for Swaziland and (right) following her visit to the club on 5th December 2017.
Catherine McLeod spent her gap year working in Swaziland as one of Project Trust’s volunteers after raising in excess of £6.200 for the experience. She taught primary and secondary age children science subjects, music and outward bound topics.
Project Trust has been organising long term voluntary placements in Africa, Asia and Latin America for young people since 1967, making them the most experienced educational charity specialising in overseas volunteering for school-leavers.
Catherine, who is now studying at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University, believes she has benefitted greatly from the experience and urges young school-leavers to consider a similar venture before undergoing further education.