Rotary in Stone’s Youth Leadership programme

Stone Rotary’s successful RYLA participant Emily Hall, with the President of Rotary in Stone, Tim Joyce.

Every year Rotary in Staffordshire and Shropshire organises a programme to develop the potential of the community and business leaders of the future. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) programme is aimed at 16 to 18 year olds and helps their development into team leaders and players by challenging them, both physically and mentally, in a series of fun assignments over a period of 5 days.

This year’s RYLA programme was held at Kibblestone Scout Camp, and the Rotary Club of Stone & District sent along Emily Hall a student at Alleynes Academy.

A key part of the programme is that the students must attend a Rotary meeting and tell their sponsoring Club all about their experiences at the Camp. Emily recently went along to one of Stone Rotary Club’s regular Monday evening meetings and talked about the challenges of the programme, which included orienteering, bell boating, coracle and raft building and a rescue exercise. It was very evident that Emily had enjoyed her experience but most importantly had benefited greatly from taking part.

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