Youth Service/ Presentations by RYLA students
Fri 23rd February 2018 at 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
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Every year Rotary Leeds sponsors one or more 16 or 17 year old students to attend a one week Rotary Youth Leadership Awards course at Hebden Hey. Students are required to present a report after their course to their sponsoring Rotary club.
Thomas Latham and Rebecca Burrell, who attended a course in early August 2017, described the various challenging activites involved, among them bridge building, traversing a river, bivouacking out overnight, coracle and raft building and mountain rescue.
In their presentation they listed what they had gained from their RYLA experience:
service above self
to embrace challenge
never to be afraid to ask for help
everyone learns differently and that is OK
what it takes to be a good leader - leadership skills
Like so many before them, they affirmed the positive life-changing nature of Rotary RYLA courses.