Rotary course moulds youth leadership The participants were put into groups to take part in outdoor activities in challenging situations.The activities are designed to help develop leadership and team bonding skills.

Participants at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA).
Participants at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA).

The Rotary Club of Dinas Powys (South Wales, UK — D 1150) has sponsored a young man to take part in a five-day course, aimed at promoting leadership in young people.

Tomos Fazackerley recently joined other 16 and 17-year-olds at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) course in the Brecon Beacons.

RYLA will cater to those who are about to start work or enter higher education and have been identified as showing leadership potential.

Participants were put into groups to take part in outdoor activities in challenging situations.

The activities are designed to help develop leadership and team bonding skills and to increase personal confidence.

All students took it in turns to lead their team on a set activity, with Tomos taking the senior role in caving.

His responsibilities included explaining the tasks and ensuring that other members of the group were aware of any health and safety issues.

“The course was enjoyable and good fun and I would like to thank Dinas Rotary Club for allowing me to attend,” said Tomas.

“I had a great time. I chose caving as the activity that I would lead my group on – but I also really enjoyed gorge walking.”

The Rotary Club of Dinas Powys would like to pass on its thanks to all the instructors and staff at Storey Arms Centre, who hosted the course.

Source: Penarth Times 

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