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Young sailors focused on developing new skills

by Emma Blee 3 Mar 12:03 GMT
Katie Brow and Emily McAfee pictured during the latest meeting of the RYANI Youth Forum © Emma Blee

A group of sailors have been working on their development skills as part of RYANI's Youth Forum.

Nineteen young people travelled to the Ganaway Activity Centre in Millisle recently, where they put their leadership and thinking skills to the test through workshops.

They also tested their nerves on the challenging climbing wall. Chair of RYANI Jackie Patton commented: "At RYANI we are delighted to be running this initiative in partnership with the Northern Ireland Youth Forum.

"It is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to develop as leaders and young ambassadors within the club setting and their community, giving them skills for life."

The RYANI Youth Forum group, which is being piloted for one year, has been formed as part of an initiative to empower young people, encouraging them to participate actively in society. It is the first time that the initiative has been set up within the RYA regions.

The group is also being given the chance to improve their own lives by highlighting their needs and interests, as well putting forward their views to the governing body.

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