posted on January 13, 2017 05:20
It was a busy night at Colwall Rotary Club’s Youth Night on Thursday showcasing the club’s work with local young people.
Maisie Lowe, the winner of our local round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition cooked the meal with the chef of the Malvern Hills Hotel, and afterwards spoke and answered questions very eloquently. Her family and younger sister are joined us along with Faye Borthwick, her teacher at the Chase.
One Rotarian commented, “Her apple crumble was the best I have ever had the privilege to taste.”
Maisie now goes onto the District semi finals and if successful, there are District Finals and the National Competition to follow.
We had a talk about the Rotary Youth Exchange Programme and Matilda William’s going to Japan.
Matilda is a 15 year old young lady with a rather good feel for Japanese, already talking and writing the equivalent of A/S level in the language. Colwall Rotary are in the process of effecting an exchange with Rotary International and Rotary Japan. Matilda and her mum joined us for the evening and Matilda gave a short talk on her aspirations and expectations from this student exchange.
Finally Rotarian Tony Brook, a Colwall Rotarian who is now organising the District Rotary Young Leadership Award course gave a short presentation on RYLA. This is a 7 day leadership development program which focuses on young people who are 16 - 17 year old, which through fun, practical and mental exercises covers a variety of topics including leadership fundamentals and ethics, communication skills, problem solving and conflict management, community and global citizenship … Each year Colwall Rotary Club sponsors a local youngster to go on the course organised by ur District in the summer. We are approaching that stage where we need to look for potential candidates. If you know someone who you feel would benefit from the course then please contact the Club.