Our work with Young People
Linda Nix is our Youth Service Chair and for 2016/17 has proposed ‘business as usual’.
Keith Walker leads on Usbourne Dictionaries for Geoffrey Field and Newtown Schools.
Tony Campbell will link with Reading Girls School to see how we can help them. In the past we have done various things to help in career preparation with the girls.
Greg Wilkinson will continue with our Interact Club at The Wren School, Bath Road, Reading.
Keith & Linda to liaise with Geoffrey Field and Newtown Schools – hopefully the Xmas Concert at Little Heath will happen again. Stephanie to link with Reading Maiden Erlegh Club re Rotaract in Reading; Linda has RYLA in hand.
Linda & Greg to lead on Children in Need and Youth committee to arrange for two speakers for club meetings. Budget requirement is £1,915 (Dictionaries £500, Xmas concert transport £800 and RYLA £615).
We did Children in Need at Reading Station with Pudsey Bear attending and with help from the other Reading Clubs, £3000 rasied on the day.
In July 2015 we sponsored a candidate to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award which takes place in Wales. More details about RYLA can be found on this link. We have another candidate for 2016.
At District level various youth competitions are organised for young people such as 'Youth Speaks', 'Young Musician', 'Young Writer' etc., and this year we are seeking to involve our local young people in some of these competitions. We are also hoping to support Rotary's Youth Exchange Programme and would be happy to speak about this to any young people who are interested in attending any of the camps and tours