Leadership course open to teenagers

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Knaresborough Rotary Club of Knaresborough is looking for a young person to benefit from a one-week residential leadership course to be held this summer.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Award course (RYLA) is designed to allow 16-18-year-olds to experience at first hand the challenge of leadership.

Participants undertake physical and mental challenges in team building, communication and problem solving through indoor and outdoor activities including orienteering, raft building and presentations.

Spokesman Brian Souter said: “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 in the Hardcastle Crags valley above Hebden Bridge, on July 24-29 or July 31-August 5. There are 64 places, 32 on each course.

Full sponsorship is available through the Knaresborough Rotary Club.

The course staff are made up of a team of professional instructors, who supervise the activities and offer feedback to the awardees on their performance, and Rotarians from around the Yorkshire area. 

Awardees must be at least 16 and not have attained 18 years of age at the start and finish of the course.

Those applying should submit a letter of application including their name, date of birth, full address, telephone number and e mail address to Rotarian Brian Souter briansouter@hotmail.com as soon as possible.

The closing date for applications is February 20.

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