Cadet Claire is flying high with award

Cpl. Claire Moir from 607 Wearmouth Squadron Air Training Corps with her Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Pictured with her are left to right, Mike Hirst and  Brian Franklin from Seaburn Rotary Club which sponsored her on a week's training course, and her commanding officer Flt. Lt. Jan Smith.
Cpl. Claire Moir from 607 Wearmouth Squadron Air Training Corps with her Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Pictured with her are left to right, Mike Hirst and Brian Franklin from Seaburn Rotary Club which sponsored her on a week's training course, and her commanding officer Flt. Lt. Jan Smith.
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A TEENAGER has been honoured for her leadership skills after being chosen for a special course.

Claire Moir, 18, a member of the Seaburn Air Training Corps (ATC) was chosen by the Seaburn Rotary Club to be sponsored for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award scheme.

The teenager, who was recommended for the scheme by her commanding officer, Flt Lt Jan Smith, had to spend a week training at a centre in Alnmouth, learning the skills of survival and leadership and taking part in outward bound activities.

Mike Hirst, chairman of youth opportunities at Seaburn Rotary Club, said the candidates were all chosen by Rotary Clubs across the North East from Guisborough to Berwick and there were 42 on the course.

He said: “From a shy, introverted person, Claire has learned to develop her leadership skills, which will, hopefully, help her progress through the ranks of the Air Training Corps and certainly stand her in good stead with her university life.”

Claire was presented with her award by Brian Franklin, president of Seaburn Rotary Club, at the ATC in Seaburn.