Five of our most adventurous Year 11 students attended the Rotary Youth Exchange information meeting in Bewdley On 12th September to find out about the Rotary International Exchange programme. During the event, they were able to listen to first-hand accounts from previous Youth Exchange students, who talked about the life-long international friendships they had developed, the languages they had the pleasure to learn, the varied cultural and educational experiences they had enjoyed and the positive impact that the programmes had on their lives.
Rotary have been organising International Exchange experiences for over 80 years and there is each year around 7000 students from over 80 countries enjoying the experience of a lifetime.
Our students will have the opportunity to apply for either the Rotary Long-Term Academic Year Exchange Programme, the Short Family to Family Exchange programme or the International Camps and Tours Programme, and the successful students will then start their adventure abroad in July 2019! We wish all of our students the best of luck through the application process.
Andrew Page, Bewdley Rotary Club’s Youth Exchange officer, commented: “We are really excited to be again working with The Bewdley School to give young people, through the international network of Rotary, the prospect of taking part in the life-changing experience that is Rotary Youth Exchange. We look forward to building further on the already close relationships with the school by providing opportunities for students to gain life skills through extracurricular activities. “
Mr Hadley-Pryce, Head Teacher commented: “The Rotary Youth exchange provides amazing opportunities for our students. We live in a world which international travel has shrunk in the 20th Century and virtually all countries are accessible. There is an incredible richness of culture in other countries, and a chance for students to learn so much about themselves. We are grateful to Bewdley Rotary Club for providing this opportunity and look forward to developing and growing our long-standing partnership for the benefit of our students and our school.”