RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award
This year the RYLA course took place from Tuesday 22nd July till Sunday 28th July at the Forest of Dean Field Studies Centre. At the end of the course there was a presentation event at St. Swithin’s Sports and Social Club, hosted by The Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean.
Our RYLA candidate was Jasmine Morgan, a Year 12 student at Tewkesbury School. Jasmine was keen to develop her leadership skills, build communication and problem solving skills, learn from community and inspirational speakers as well as have fun and form lasting friendships. Jasmine had an amazing week and was chosen by her group to present, to an audience of at least 150 people, many of whom she did not know, some of their achievements from the activities undertaken.
Jasmine had an honest and confident approach, involved and praised all the team members in her explanation of the different activities, and evaluated her own leadership skills. She used tone, pitch and pace, communication skills she had learnt during the week and clearly had become a far more confident young person. She informed her Mum, “she did not want to go home” and this was clearly replicated by many of the young people.
Following the presentation of the Certificates, by the District Governor, Judy Powell, to all the RYLA candidates a delicious BBQ and buffet was served. The organisers of the RYLA Course were keen to emphasise it was an exceptional group this year so hopefully they will encourage other young people to participate in the future.
During the Autumn Term Anne Bartholomew will go into the Year 12 Assembly at Tewkesbury School and along with Jasmine will promote RYLA for 2020. With the enthusiasm shown by Jasmine, who clearly was on cloud nine, hopefully a successful candidate for 2020 can be found, which the Rotary Club will be keen to sponsor.
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