Youth Services

Youth Services Committee activities

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Worldwide, Rotary promotes the interests of young people through a huge range of health, educational and cultural initiatives. Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland supplements these opportunities with many of its own devising, and the work of all club Youth Services committees is in the first instance to consider the relative merits of what might be made available for their local young people, before selecting what can best be managed with the time and resources available.

Our Youth Services activities 2015-2016

September to February: Youth Speaks
An excellent public-speaking competition run at Junior (under 11), Intermediate (under 14) and Senior levels, with the top two age groups potentially reaching national-level finals in May. Junior finalists present their topics at the District 1175 Conference in March.

February to May: Young Writers
A new competition as far as our Club is concerned. We hope to interest those too shy for public speaking.

We overlap with other committees of course, for instance in June for Teddy Bear Parachuting on Cathedral Green.