The course (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or RYLA) challenges participants in a variety of tasks, including rock climbing, rope climbing, raft building and a 10 mile hike using map reading skills to complete a number of objectives using the clues provided. To achieve this, they have to work as a team, identifying each other’s skills and strengths. The course has a marked effect on participants’ social, communication and leadership skills and leads to the formation of life-long friendships.
Staines Rotary sponsored seven students, from within the community and from both Matthew Arnold and Magana Carter schools, which we fund from our Christmas collections.
RYLA is just one of many programmes that Rotary across the UK sponsors; if you would like to find out more about these programmes, contact your local Rotary Club and see how your children can benefit and how you can assist in our work.
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2020 marked the 10th year that Staines Rotary had presented every child in Year 5 at all the Primary Schools in Staines and Laleham with an Usborne Illustrated Dictionary, which help them with their school work.more