Taking a peak at ways to learn leadership skills

Rotarian Ray Pearson with:  Aidan Altoft and Claire Nicholson as they arrived at the Rotary owned Castleton Camp in Derbyshire for the Rotary Youth Leadership course.
Rotarian Ray Pearson with: Aidan Altoft and Claire Nicholson as they arrived at the Rotary owned Castleton Camp in Derbyshire for the Rotary Youth Leadership course.

Market Rasen Rotary Club has again been helping leaders of the future to hone their skills.

Aidan Altoft and Claire Nicholson, both students at Caistor Grammar School, were sponsored by the Community Service section of the club to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership course at Castleton in the Peak District of Derbyshire.

Mixing with 30 students between the ages of 14 and 18 from across the Rotary District 1270 area, so students from rural Caistor and Hornsea, were mixing with those from the cities of Lincoln, Sheffield, and towns of Barnsley and Rotherham.

The first day was spent very much as a “getting familiar” day, and hearing about the programme which included team building activities, with all participants taking the leadership role in the various challenges.

Getting ping pong balls over rivers and building tall structures out of straws, tested the skills and patience of all.

Exercise came in the form of hill walks and some fun orientating.

Aidan and Claire rounded off their three-day adventure by reporting back on their experiences, joining Rotarians for lunch at Market Rasen Racecourse, where they both said how much they had gained from the course.