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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2023

Rotary offers FREE leadership experience for 16 & 17 year olds. 
Rotary in Knaresborough is looking for a young person to benefit from a one-week residential leadership course to be held during the summer of 2023. The Rotary youth leadership award course (RYLA) is designed to allow young people to experience at first hand the challenge of leadership. This course is open to young men and women who are over 16 at the start and under 18 on the day the course concludes.The course contains a mixture of physical and mental challenges that allow participants to experience leadership, team building, communication, and problem-solving skills.These are based on both indoor and outdoor activities including water activities, orienteering, raft building and presentations. Rotary has been running these courses for over 20 years and has helped over 1,000 young adults to develop their personal skills as a leader. Rotary is proud of the system of helping to develop the leaders of tomorrow and looks forward to meeting and working with many more in the future. The course takes place at Hebden Hay, a Scout hostel situated in the Hardcastle Crags valley above Hebden Bridge.The course dates for 2023 are                 Course 1 Sunday 23rd July 2023 to Friday 28th July 2023

Course 2 Sunday 30th July 2023 to Friday 4th August 2023 Full sponsorship is available through Rotary in Knaresborough. The course staff are made up of a team of professional instructors and Rotarians from around the Yorkshire are who supervise the activities and offer feedback to the awardees on their performance, Awardees must be at least 16 and not have attained 18 years of age at the start and finish of the course.In 2019 Knaresborough Rotary Club sponsored Explorer Scout Alex Romanec, a pupil at the St Aidan’s and St John Fisher Associated Sixth Form and a member of the Tewit Silver Band. Unfortunately courses for 2020 & 2021 were cancelled due to Covid For more information and application forms contact Rotarian Deborah Wilson at dw.rotary@gmail.com


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Annabelle (centre) with Knaresborough Rotary President David Kaye (left) and project co-ordinator Rotarian Debbie Wilson (right) and the toys collected by Annabelle.

Nine-year-old Annabelle is a Knaresborough Brownie and for her Charities Brownie Badge she has collected toys from fellow Brownies and Rainbows. She spotted some information about the Rotary Christmas Toy appeal on Facebook and set about collecting Toys

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Knaresborough Rotarians have been busy planting some of the 8000 purple crocus bulbs they are planning to plant in and around Knaresborough this October



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King James’s School, Knaresborough Year 7 pupils and Business Services Assistant Phoebe Logan, present their filled shoeboxes to Rotary President, David Kaye, and Shoebox co-ordinator Rotarian David Druett.

Staff and pupils at local schools and Scout groups have been busy filling shoeboxes as part of Knaresborough Rotary’s annual collection for orphanages and children’s homes in Eastern Europe.