Experience of a lifetime for youngsters thanks to Rotary Club

Four youngsters will be travelling abroad on an exchange trip organised by the Rotary Club.

The four pupils from Robert Smyth Academy have been selected by the Rotary Club of Market Harborough to go on exchange trips to USA and to Taiwan.

They will be exchanging with students in those countries, who have been selected by their local Rotary Clubs.

Milly Watkins will be exchanging with a student from Taiwan and Emma Arthur, Chloe Waddington and Rebecca Jeffs are going to the USA.

Milly and Chloe visited the local Rotary Club meeting to find out more about what Rotary does, and to receive a pack of items to take with them on their trips.

The pack includes a t-shirt and a Market Harborough Rotary Club banner.

The students will be hosted by Rotarians on their visits and will learn about what Rotary can achieve as an international organisation with local contacts almost everywhere in the world.

Rotarian Chris Durham, of the Market Harborough club, who went on a Rotary Youth Exchange visit to Japan, has co-ordinated the application, selection and exchange arrangements for the students from Market Harborough.

He said: “This is such an amazing opportunity.

“These students will learn so much on their exchanges, from their exchange partners when they are in England, and from their own experiences in other countries. “It is great for Rotary to be able to provide these opportunities.”