Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Pershore Sixth Form student, Melissa Lacey (17) of Great Comberton in Pershore, has been chosen as the school’s representative on the Rotary Youth Leadership Award.

She is pictured with Brian ‘Kit’ Carson of Pershore Rotary Club.

The Aim of RYLA

To encourage the development of teamwork and leadership skills in young people who have the potential to be future community professionals and business leaders.

How is this done?

By making use of a residential experience and outward bound activities to:

  • create various environments for them to operate in            
  • build team spirit to enable them to work effectively
  • encourage the recognition and use of skills in others
  • discover things about themselves
  • build confidence in themselves and others
  • encourage and support each other
  • discuss and establish characterisitics of effective leaders
  • provide leadership opportunities in practical situations
  • provide opportunities to get involved in service to others
  • and by making the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable