On Sunday 1st May, the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock hosted the RYLA (South) event at Grangewaters Activity Centre in South Ockendon. RYLA is designed to help young people identify and develop their leadership skills and at the same time be a fun day. 30 people registered to attend the day which is funded by Rotary. The event commenced with a short discussion on leadership skills. Following this discussion the youngsters were divided into three groups and in their team had to complete four tasks. While completing the tasks examiners were monitoring the students to see how each student operated within the team.
The final event was a raft race. The teams were given the same equipment and had to build a raft then sail it to a buoy in the lake and back. The rafts were all constructed close to the lake and all three were transported by their team to the water side. However as soon as the first one was put into the water if fell apart, the second disintegrated a soon as the team tried to get on board and the third which we all expected to complete the course started to experience problems when it reached the turning point and shortly afterwards disaster struck. Peter Minter, Rotary Club president said ‘he was very impressed with the way the students approached the different challenges and all worked together. The day appeared to be a huge success everyone enjoying themselves and even the weather was excellent.’ For the top ten students who the examiners thought had benefited the most from the day they will be receiving an invitation to a fully subsidised (free) weekend event in Danbury later this year.
more Sacha Martin sponsored by the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock wins the National Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2019-2020
more Information on the Rotary Young Musician Competition
more RYLA is a fun based activity course designed to introduce students to and build on their existing leadership skills to enable them to grow as young people and accept responsibility within their own community.
more This year The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock held their fourth annual Mathletics Competition for Thurrock Primary Schools.
more A competition was run in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday. In this young people had to write a Poem
more The July 6th saw the Chartering of the Interact Club of Grays Convent High School.
more Colchester Royal Grammar School were the Winners. Gorak Rajesh from Colchester Royal Grammar School won Best Speaker
more Brentwood School, Brentwood, Essex Dining Hall: Tower Hall/Weald Hall Hall: Auditorium - Senior category (Ages 14-18 years) Memorial - Intermediate (Ages 11-13 years)
more District 1240 entrants Fleur, Paul and Stephen performed brilliantly in an extremely high standard competition. They were just pipped but we are proud of all the finalists and good luck to the winners in the National Final
more District 1240 entrants Fleur, Paul and Stephen performed brilliantly in an extremely high standard competition. They were just pipped but we are proud of all the finalists and good luck to the winners in the National Final.
more On Sunday 26th April, a group of youngsters from Thurrock took part in the RYLA (Rotary Young Leaders Award) which was run at the Danbury Youth Centre
more Wins for both our Intermediate and Senior Youth Speaks Teams at Rotary Regional Youth Speaks finals in London. Well done to Colchester Grammar School and Brentwood Ursuline Convent School. Now to the national finals on 10 May at Brentwood School.
more Another successful year for our Rotary Youth Speaks District finals held in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Chelmsford. This year eight schools were competing in the Intermediate Category and seven in the Seniors, a record attendance.
more This competition will be held at the Council Chamber, County Hall in Chelmsford
more Again a triumph for the young people of our District with amazing talent on show from our eight finalists: six instrumentalists and two singers performed excellently for trophies and certificates.
more The 2015 finals of the District Young Musicians competition will be held at Chelmsford Cathedral
more The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock 'Youth Speaks' competition
more On Thursday evening the Thurrock Sea Cadets T.S. ‘Dragon’ held their annual carol service at St Clement Church, West Thurrock which concluded with the presentations of awards..
more Once again, members of local Rotary Clubs sponsored special needs children and carers from their local areas to have a day out in Southend on Sea.
back Pages about how Rotary works with youth