RYLA certificate presentation 2017
l. to r. Marlene Bowden (president nominee), Bernice an events manager and Fern part of the scientific team looking after the seed bank at Eden, Kay Grime widow of Barry Grime a founding member of RYLA in Cornwall finally Gordon Seabright CEO of Eden.
RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, which are gained by candidates who complete a one-week course held every July at Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet. The course comprises an intensive programme of outdoor activities and tasks aimed at team building skills, along with a series of projects and lectures from eminent, high achieving members of the South West community. Our objective is to inspire and develop the confidence and ability of our candidates, to teach them to become leaders in their communities and to plan for themselves interesting and useful lives. The learning experience of how to run a meeting, save a life or organise their thoughts before speaking in public can be a life changing experience for many.
The District 1175 Senior course selects candidates from Cornwall, The Isles of Scilly, Devon and part of Somerset. It is regarded within Rotary as the most progressive and successful course. The 30 candidates for the course held at Brimpts Farm are selected from young adults between the ages of 18 to 28. For more information contact your local Rotary Club.