Young Rotary Interact Rally
Twenty six teenage Rotarians from across got together in May to make new friends, share experiences and have fun. The young Rotarians aged from 12-14 years were from Bodmin, Penryn and Humphry Davy Interact Clubs. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people aged between 12 and 18 with the main purpose to provide opportunity for young people to work together in a world organisation dedited to service and international understanding.
The first District Interact Rally, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Lostwithiel and Bodmin was held at the Tor View Centre on Bodmin Moor, courtesy of Neil and Clare Hugo. The day was filled with team activities and personal challenges, giving the youngsters the opportunity to gain new friends across . Teams scored points throughout the day for football and archery. The greatest challenge was to erect a Rotary Shelterbox tent, despite the wind, one team managed the challenge in 17 minutes applying logic and team work.
A barbeque lunch topped up the energy levels, with ingredients donated by Kittows Butchers at Par. Just before the presentations took place Rotarian Kirstie Brown from the Rotary Club of Redruth talked to the youngsters about her experiences as a new Rotarian and explained to the assembled youngsters that by doing something for others it becomes a little bit of your heart. The Interact Clubs have been working towards helping lol and international charities.