Our 2019 RYLA Candidate followed by the Committees Meeting, 6.15 for 6.30pm

Mon 8th July 2019 at 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm

The Committees will meet after we hear from our 2019 RYLA candidate, Harry Lowe, who is coming to introduce himself.

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17-year old Harry Lowe is our 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) candidate.  

RYLA is a five night residential course in The Forest of Dean. It aims to improve the leadership skills of 40 young people aged 16 to 18.  Through a series of challenging, practical and theoretical exercises, the course provides opportunities to improve leadership and communication skills, and self-confidence.  It begins on Tuesday 30th July.

Harry, who is particularly looking forward to the RYLA outdoor activities and developing leadership skills, lives in Wanborough with his parents and older brother.  He attends the Ridgeway School in Wroughton.

Prior to taking his GCSE O levels he saw himself as going into something in finance on leaving school.  However following some excellent results in the science subjects, his favourites, he now wants to train to be a GP.  He did work experience in the ENT department at the GW Hospital and really enjoyed it.  And now, every Thursday, he goes to the Stroke Rehab Ward at the Hospital to work on a voluntary basis.  His A-levels are next year but already he has visited one or two universities; at the moment Southampton is his favourite.  

He’s very keen on sport, particularly football, rugby and skiing.  He was a member of Royal Wootton Basset Rugby Club for 6 years and in that time spent a year at the Gloucester RFU Academy. The family have a skiing holiday every year.  It’s obvious Harry enjoys a challenge – he’s doing the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme this month before going on the RYLA course.  He’s a very personable and bright lad and should do well on the RYLA course.

Harry will make a return visit to our Club on 2nd September to tell us about his RYLA experience