Winter Newsletter 2016 - page 9

Rotary
RYLA
We recently welcomed back Chloe West, former student of
GTS and currently studying at Bideford College Sixth form to
promote RYLA scheme with Sue Evely, Rotarian. Chloe West
and Tanisha Law were selected last spring to attend the latest
RYLA camp and she popped back in to promote the scheme to
the current Year 11.
RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, which are
gained by candidates who complete a one-week residential
course held every July. The course comprises an intensive pro-
gramme of outdoor activities and tasks aimed at team build-
ing skills, along with a series of projects and lectures from
members, business professionals, Rotarians and adventure
instructors.
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Young Musician
GTS hosted the Rotary Young Musician
Competition on Thursday 10th
November. The vocalist category was
won by 14 year old Georgia Rivers who
performed the song “I could dance all
night” from My Fair Lady and a Canadian
Folk Song, “She’s like the Swallow”.
We are delighted to have hosted the RIBI
Young Musician heat for this area. We
would like to congratulate all the winners
and thank all the competitors for taking
part.
Purple4Polio
Campaign
This term, GTS pupils joined thousands of
primary and secondary school pupils
planting purple crocus bulbs as part of a
project by Rotary International in GB and
Ireland (RIB) to stamp out polio across
the globe. GTS received special Grow
Your Own Crocus packs from Torrington
Rotary Club and Mrs Sue Evely, Rotarian,
joined Mrs Linda Oke and pupils to plan
the first bulbs at the front of school. We
are looking forward to next spring to see
the beautiful display across the school.
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