One of the most successful Rotary projects for young people is the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (‘RYLA’) This is a one week residential course at which young men and women aged 16 to 17 are given the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills. This year’s course took place 12th to 17th August at Kibblestone Scout camp, near Stone Staffs. 29 youngsters had a highly enjoyable and successful time under the expert guidance of Rotary mentors and the professional Awesome Adventures company.
One participant was 17 year old Ollie Hall from Heath Park who was sponsored jointly by the Wolverhampton and Wednesfield clubs. Ollie wants to join the RAF as a large transport aircraft pilot and there is no doubt that his experience at RYLA will go a long way to him achieving success in his ambition.