Young leaders praised at prize-giving

Axminster Rotarian John Brennan with students  Annalene Salter, Jake Rostron, and Nathan Roberts. Axminster Rotarian John Brennan with students Annalene Salter, Jake Rostron, and Nathan Roberts.

Friday, August 8, 2014
10:52 AM

Seaton teenagers were a credit to the Axe Valley Community College, said course organisers

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Three Axe Valley Community College students have been dubbed a credit to their school after successfully completing a leadership course.

Nathan Roberts, 16, Jake Rostron, 16, and Annalene Salter, 18, all from Seaton, were amongst 35 young people who spent a week at a youth centre on Dartmoor undergoing numerous tough challenges.

The Rotary Club Leadership Award Scheme is designed to develop their characters, social skills and team building to fit them for life in the workplace and community the 21st century.

Three members of Axminster Rotary Club – president-elect Bill Coltham, rotarian Jon Beck, and past president John Brennan - attended the prize giving at the Youth Hostel Association in Okehampton.

They were congratulated by the organisers on providing three excellent candidates for the week-long course who were “a credit to their college”.

Rotarian John Brennan, Axminster Rotary organiser and link for the project said: “The Club knows that this course will influence the lives of young people. Looking back later in their lives, students always feel that this course has influenced their lives in no small way, and that it has been very worthwhile and very rewarding. Friendships have been made for life and experiences treasured.”

The cost of the course is almost £500 per persons with the college and students meeting some of it. But most of the fee is met by the Axminster community through its contributions to Rotary via charity donations and collections.

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