Brid teens on young leadership course

Ryan Wilson and Nick Stancill, both 18.
Ryan Wilson and Nick Stancill, both 18.

A PRESENTATION was given by two students who had been sponsored by the town’s Rotarians to go on a team building trip.

Ryan Wilson, 18 and Nick Stancill, 18 took part in the Rotary Young Leadership Awards course and came to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Bridlington on Tuesday 20 November at the Balmoral Hotel, Fort Terrace, Bridlington to deliver a presentation on their experience.

Each year the club sponsors two students - one from Bridlington Sports College and one from Headlands School to take part in the week-long leadership course trip.

Over the school summer holiday, a group of 32 students from across Yorkshire took part in various team building activities such as raft building and map reading.

Ryan, who at the time was student at Bridlington Sports College but now studies performing arts at East Riding College, said: “It is probably one of the best experiences in my life. I have been to many leadership courses but none have been as inspirational as this one.

“I didn’t just learn how to lead but also how to be led.”

A spokesperson for Bridlington Rotary Club said: “It is good because some times you find the kids are fairly shy and inwards and it just brings them out of themselves.

“They always say it is a life changing experience. They gave a brilliant presentation.”

The RYLA is the Rotary’s leadership programme for people aged between 14 and 30, for more information visit www.rotary.org.