Silver success for volunteers

Picture shows Christopher and Peter Algie receiving their certificates with the Giant's Causeway team

Like most twins, Christopher and Peter Algie do everything together, including volunteering at the Giant’s Causeway.

The sixteen-year-old brothers from County Armagh - whose family have a holiday home on the North Coast - worked as volunteer Visitor Experience rangers for over a year as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.

‘It’s a good opportunity to mix with people and get experience of working at a World Heritage Site,’ said Peter.

The twins recently completed the allotted volunteer hours and received their Silver Award certificates, along with congratulations from National Trust North Coast manager, Max Bryant and Visitor Experience supervisor, Neville McConachie.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a globally recognised personal development scheme instilling confidence in young people and furnishing them with life-long skills. Participants achieve the Award by completing various components in four areas – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.

The brothers thoroughly enjoy their role as National Trust rangers and may soon be adding something unique to the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience.

Peter said: ‘We’re kind of a double act so we think it would be really cool to do twin walking tours,’ said Peter. ‘Hopefully we’ll be able to make that happen.’

We look forward to hearing - and seeing - double in future.