Home » Latest News » Rotary Youth Leaders

College News

Rotary Youth Leaders

Date Posted: 03/04/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

Three QE students have won places on the Rotary Club Youth Leadership Course for the summer of 2014.

The Rotary Club’s highly competitive, prestigious scheme involves a week’s residential, with outward bound and team building activities, at Haydon Bridge in Northumberland. Shannon Campbell, Lily Campbell and Lauren Baillie are the selected QE students and they are very much looking forward to the experience.

QE Sports Development Co-ordinator, Paul Carroll, explains:

“This summer Shannon, Lily and Lauren will be part of a group of young people, aged 16 – 25, who will spend time developing leadership skills. It will be extremely interesting, bringing different people together and allowing them to take part in many activities using a variety of skills. Activities will include climbing, problem- solving, abseiling and a particularly testing survival night. The girls will develop their confidence and their skills by working independently and as part of teams to solve problems and resolve the challenging situations they find themselves in. The week will be a really valuable learning experience for all of them.”

Prior to going to Northumberland in August, the girls will meet their fellow nominees at an event in June.  In addition, they will attend an awards ceremony in September and will be invited to a Rotarians’ lunch in the Autumn to tell the Darlington Rotary Club about their experiences and to thank them for their support.

At QE Shannon, Lily and Lauren are first year A Level students. They all hope to go on to university in 2015.