This committee aims to put on events and support organisations that encourage and develope children and young people.
The Youth Projects Committee
Paul Dover - Chair
The priorities for 2018 to 2019 include -
Rotary Competitions with local, District, Regional and National heats :
Youth Speaks Competition 2018 - 2019 (12 to 14yr olds) - November
Local schools put forward teams of three to speak on a topic of their choice,
to promote the skill of confident public speaking.
Young Writer of the Year Competition 2018 - 2019 (under 18yr olds) - November
Local schools put forward aspiring writers in (one of three age groups under 12, under 14 and under 18 - as of 31st August 2017) - who create a themed piece of writing, to promote the art of essay writing
and the ability to express oneself well in English.
Kids Out - (June) a fun day out for children at Wimpole Hall & Farm eg from the Castle Special School
- requests volunteer helpers.
Mini Olympics - (June) an annual summer sports event for primary schools in the Cambridge area
- requests volunteer helpers.
Sports Bursaries - apply to the club.
RYLA Rotary Young Leadership Award - September
Sat 2nd to Sun 10th.
- The club annually gives financial support to 18 to 26yr olds to attend this week long residential, outward bound, fun and challenging leadership course at Grafham Water, to give physical and mental confidence in their own abilities and to bravely challenge themselves outside their comfort zone. The experienced and sympathetic tutors support and motivate the candidiates throughout the week in small groups.
Apply for next year -
The Club will be seeking Candidates from January 2019! for September 2019 at Grafham Water.
Rotakids at Bar Hill Primary School - a Rotary Club for Primary children sponsored and supported by our Club. To promote charity work and a willingness to help others.
Dictionaries 4 Life - supplying high quality illustarted dictionaries to Primary and Special School free of charge, to encourage literacy and reference book use - a Rotary wide project.
Mar 2015 Rotary Young Musician Region 3 Competition
Rotary National Young Musician of the Year 2015 - the winners of this Regional Competition, which draws winners from 4 District Competitions, will go to the National Final ! Organiser Paul Dover (Cambridge South Rotary Club). Audience welcome.details
Sep 2015 D1080 RYLA week - Grafham Water
This is an annual event. A week of challenging and inspiring activities for candidates 18-26yrs old. Each is sponsored by a Rotary Club to help pay for the cost.details
Sep 2014 Public Peace Debates - Everyone Welcome - the Leys School 4pm
Three Debates between VIth Form Students on various Peace related topics (Hills Rd, Stephen Perse, The Leys, Comberton, Parkside, Impington students). Open to ALL. 4pm at the Leys School New Main Hall, Cambridge CB2 7AD.details
Jun 2015 Rotary Kids Out Fun Day - Wimpole Hall
A day of fun for children from the local Special Schools at Wimpole. Bouncy Castles, Face painting, Kite Making and Flying and much more.details
Nov 2014 Rotary National Young Chef Club Competition 2014-2015
This annual national competition starts at club level. Students from 3 colleges took part this year. Venue - Cottenham Village College.details
Aug 2014 RYLA Week - Rotary Young Leaders Award Course
Cambridge South is pleased to sponsor Iain Batchelor, a Personal trainer. Meet the candidates during the open session on Sunday afternoon 31st Aug 4 for 4.30pm at the Grafham Water Centre, West Perrydetails
Mar 2015 District 1080 Young Musician Competition
District-wide Competition (covering East Anglia). Good Luck to our 3 Competitors - Lily, Eugenie and Joseph! Come see the Competition - Open to the public - for a donation.details
Feb 2015 Rotary Young Musician Club Competition 2015 - St Faiths School
This annual competition provides young musicians,vocal and instrumental, with an opportunity to perform on a public stage and to showcase their musicianship. Hosted by St Faith's School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 8AG - 1st Feb 2015.details
Jun 2015 Mini Olympics Day - University Sports Ground
A brilliant day of activities organised to give primary school children experience of a wide variety of sports. Last year about 1300 children took part.details
Jun 2013 Mini Olympics, Wilberforce Road.
more than 1300 children take part - stewarded by volunteers from the South Cambridge Rotary Club.details
Nov 2014 Youth Speaks at St Bedes School - Club Competition
Annual Rotary Public Speaking Competition - topics chosen by the teams of three.details
Sep 2014 Peace themed 3 days of Sixth Form activities.
Three days of visits to 8 local schools - workshops, talks and discussions.details
Nov 2013 Rotary Young Chef - first heat 2013 - 2014
This years Cambridge South club heat of the annual Rotary Young Chef Competition 2013-14 was hosted by Cottenham Village College, Cambridge CB24 8UA. Start - 1pm prompt.details
Sep 2013 Peace Talks and Debate with Sixth Form students
A series of events at various schools throughout the day with Rich Allison, Rotary Peace Scholar from Liberia, and culminating in a inter-schools debate on 3 Human Rights themed topics. Introductions by Rtn Mike Smith (IPP).details
May 2014 National Youth Speaks Competition 2014
Final round of the National Competition - Britain & Ireland - Intermediate age range.details
Jun 2014 Annual Kids Out Event - Wimpole Hall and Farm
Annual day out for children from local special schools, sponsored by local Rotary Clubs.details
Jun 2014 Mini Olympics - Day of Sport
All the local primary schools join together to meet for a huge sports event each year. Cambridge South Rotary Club support the occassion by stewarding the vehicles trying to pick up, drop off and park on the day.details
Mar 2014 District 1080 Young Musician Competition, the Leys School
Good Luck in the Regional Competition !details
Nov 2013 Rotary Youth Speaks 2014
Rotary annual Youth Speaks Competition 2013-2014 Intermediate age range 11-13yrs.details
Mar 2013 District 1080 Finals of Rotary Youth Speaks Competition 2013
District Intermediate Winners 2013 - St Bedes Team. District Rotary Youth Speaks was held at Ipswich 2 March and shared the venue with Young Chef. (sponsored by Cambridge South)details
Feb 2014 Club Competition Rotary Young Musician 2014
The competition provides young musicians, both vocal and instrumental, with an experience of performing on a public stage, and a showcase for their musicianship. Hosted by St Faith's School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge on 1st February 2014.details
Nov 2012 Rotary Young Chef Competition hosted by Comberton Village College
The local area heat of a national competition run by the club to find Rotary Young Chef of the Year.(The District Final will be held 2 Mar13, the Regional Final will be 16 Mar13, both in District 1080) . Thank you Comberton Village College!details
Nov 2013 West Road Concert Hall - Olivia
District 1080 Winner of the Young Musician Competition cellist Olivia da Costa delighted us by playing a major work with the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Hodge.details
Jan 2013 Youth Speaks - local competition at Cottenham Village College
Second Cambridge area Youth Speaks Competition 2012/2013 arranged by the South Cambridge Rotary Club. Organiser Rtn Alan Shipp.details
Feb 2013 Cambridge area Rotary Young Musician of the Year - Leys School, Cambridge CB2 7AD
This annual,national Rotary music competition for solo instrumentalists and singers starts with a preliminary competition 2nd February 2013 (and District competition 23Feb13)at the Leys School, Cambridge - organised by the Cambridge South Rotary Club.details
Feb 2013 District 1080 Final for Rotary Young Musician 18.30 at The Leys School
District 1080 Final for the national Rotary Young Musician 2013 - hosted at The Leys School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge by the Rotary Club of South Cambridge.details
Mar 2013 Regional Finals of Rotary Young Musician of the Year
Isobel Leventhorpe (right) and Alexander Harris (left) sponsored by Cambridge South Club as winning vocalist and runner up instrumentalist in the District 1080 final competed in the Region 3 Competition at Dr Challoners School, Little Chalfont IP7 9QB.details
Sep 2013 Peace talks and Discussions
Talks and Discussions at 2 schools with Rich Allison, Rotary Peace Scholar from Liberia. Introductions by Rtn Mike Smith (IPP).details
Sep 2013 Speaker - RYLA candidate Adil Kholkhar
The clubs RYLA candidate for 2013 will tell us about his experiences on the course. Speaker host-J Helmsingdetails
Jun 2013 Kids Out Day at Wimpole Hall and Farm
A fun activity day for children from the special schools around the Cambridge area.details
Aug 2013 RYLA 2013 , Grafham Water - Sat 4pm 31Aug to Sat 2pm 7Sep 2013
Rotary Young Leadership Award residential course. Rotarian and friends day Sunday 1st September 3.30 - 5.00 Join the participants and instructors for tea.details
Mar 2013 District 1080 Finals for Rotary Young Chef
The District finals for Rotary Young Chef were held at Ipswich and shared the venue with Youth Speaks. The club sponsored an entry, 9.15 to 2.00pm.details
Nov 2012 Rotary Youth Speaks Public Speaking Competition hosted by St Bedes 4.15-7pm
The local area heat of the Intermediate annual national Rotary Youth Speak Competition for pupils in years 7-9 run by the club. (The District heat will be held on 2Mar13, the Regional heat on 16Mar13, both in the East Anglia region). Thank you St Bede's !details
Sep 2012 District 1080 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 1-8 September
APPLY BY 25May2012! A Personal development 8 day seminar (7 nights) involving Water sports, Practical Initiative tests, Development of Interpersonal Skills, Camping, Map reading, Problem solving, Computer based business game, Lectures and presentations.details
Youth Speaks is an annual national event to promote confidence in public speaking.details
Jun 2011 South Cambs School Sports partnership Mini Olympics, Cambridge University Athletics track Wilberforce Road
The mini-Olympics for year 4 children from 43 local primary schools, approx. 1300 competitors in total.details
Jan 2012 Rotary Young Chef hosted by Comberton Village College
Tasmin Roberts-James was judged the winner with an ambitious menu for a three course meal for two people which she prepared, cooked and served at an ingredient cost of not more than £15. Round 1 of a National competition.details
Jun 2012 Rotary Kids Out - Wimpole Hall and Farm - CANCELLED
The club annually sponsors the entertainment of a group of disadvantaged children at Wimpole. Sadly cancelled due to the exceedingly wet weather and ground conditions..details
Oct 2011 Speakers Claire McDonnell and Claire Roe South Cambs SSP -Leadership Academy Bursary Scheme and Mini Olympics
The Partnership covers 52 schools in the local area and is available to 14k young people in the 5 - 18 age range.details
May 2011 New Generation - Youth projects Committee
Support for young people through organising competitions, events and developing life skills.details
Feb 2012 Comberton Village College Interact Club
The Comberton Village College Interact Club, sponsored by RC of South Cambridge, was chartered on 19 November 2002. The current President is Alexandria Van den Oever. This page gives an overview of the Charter event and recent activities.details
Jun 2012 Mini Olympics - run by the South Cambridgeshire Schools Partnership, at Wilbeforce Road CB3 0EQ
43 local Primary Schools come together for a day of sporting fun each year. Approx 1300 year 4 children were involved.details