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Date Posted: 19/03/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

Two students studying at QE have been awarded places on the Rotary Club Youth Leadership Course. The Rotary Club asks for students to be nominated for the highly competitive, prestigious scheme which involves a week’s residential in Corbridge during the first week of August, with outward bound and team building activities. Sam Read and Connor Smith fought off strong competition to win the places and are looking forward to taking part in the scheme.

 Sam explains:

“This summer we are going to be part of a group of young people aged 16 – 25 who will spend time developing leadership skills. It will be very interesting, bringing so many different people together and taking part in varied activities, using a wide range of skills. Activities will include climbing, problem solving, abseiling and a really testing survival night. I hope to develop my team work skills and my ability to work independently to solve problems and contribute to the challenges and situations that we will face. The week will be a valuable learning experience for both Connor and I.”

 Prior to going to the Rotary Activity Week, the students will meet their fellow nominees at an event in June and will then attend an awards ceremony in September. They will also be invited to attend the Rotarians’ lunch in the Autumn to tell the Darlington Rotary Club about their experiences and what they have learnt.

 At QE the boys are both studying AS Levels in their first year at College and intend to progress onto A Levels before going to University in 2014. Sam is studying Science, IT, Business and PE whilst Connor’s AS Levels are in Biology, Computing, Maths and PE.