Last Thursday Duns Rotary Club were pleased to welcome Rowan Stanforth and Man Ho Tze, the two senior pupils from Berwickshire High School who had been sponsored by the club to attended this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA).
RYLA is a week long Rotary programme which encourages the development of young people as future community and business leaders. It helps them to learn more about themselves in a testing and challenging environment. The candidates learn new skills and then apply them during the week. They explore the importance of team work and the benefits of delegation, and have great fun during all of this.
Rowan and Man Ho talked enthusiastically of raft building, gorge walking, a canoe river trip and the high ropes. They were not quite so enthusiastic about the early morning plunge pool experience, but both agreed that it was a life changing experience and they sincerely thanked Duns Rotary Club for sponsoring them.