Student picked for countryside challenges
PUBLISHED: 17:01 13 May 2012
The Kings of Wessex Academy
ONE lucky student had the chance to take part in a leadership scheme after winning special funding to take on countryside challenges.
Laura Paterson, a student at The Kings of Wessex Academy in Station Road, Cheddar, was the student chosen this year by the Mendip Rotary Club to be funded to go on a Rotary Youth Leadership award scheme and take a trip to Dorset for a week.
She joined a group of people aged 15-20 for a week in a countryside lodge, taking on challenges including a beach clean, navigation tests and a building from natural materials.
Laura said: “By working together and being taken out of their comfort zone, the objective was to improve leadership skills, the young peoples’ ability to work as a team and boost the confidence of everyone involved. The objective was achieved several times over.”
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