Some of the things that we do
President's Night at Fitzwilliam College. This was an informal debate in the Upper Hall, Fitzwilliam College. "What is the future of music in state schools".
It was acclaimed an unbridled success by the large audience who attended.
Those taking part included:
Suzi Digby OBE, Lady Eatwell who is an internationally renowned Choral Conductor and Music Educator. She has trail blazed the revival of singing in UK schools and the community over two and a half decades.
Sally Alexander, founder and Principal of Kimichi School Birmingham who started her own music school in order to escape the state system.
Ryan Kelsall, principal of Impington Village College.
|WE VISIT SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES TO GIVE MOCK INTERVIEWS
A group of members recently conducted Mock Interviews with students on the Foundation Course at Cambridge Regional College to help students overcome their fear of an interview and improve their presentation.
|WE HELP WITH RYLA AT GRAFHAM WATER
As Rotarians all know, this is an action packed course, following a tried and tested formula, for young people between the ages of 18 to 26, who complete a weeks residential leadership programme, organised and run by Cambridgeshire County Council at Grafham Water.
This year the Rotary Club of Cambridge is sponsoring two candidates.
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire came along to interview us about this year's scheme and we were joined by Robin Wraight of our District organisation.
One of Cambridge’s two RYLA candidates for this year, Natalie Matanda joined us and made a valuable contribution to the discussion that followed.
Please keep in touch to find out more about RYLA.
|OUR CLUB ORGANISES AN ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT FOR SCHOOLS
An engineering challenge for school children who bravely craft their materials into ingenious solutions. Rotarian Graeme Minto, founder of Domino Printing Sciences, led the judging. Picture from Cambridge News.
SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES
MAGPAS AIR AMBULANCE
Rotarian Philip James, member of the Rotary Club of Cambridge, received a letter from MAGPAS AIR AMBULANCE on 27 February warmly thanking him for donations totalling £1,060 from the Club and inviting him to visit their helicopter base at RAF Wyton.
"Every pound you give helps Magpas Air Ambulance bring essential lifesaving care by land and air to patients in life-threatening emergencies....."
|WE TAKE PART IN STREET COLLECTIONS INCLUDING CHILDREN IN NEED
The Rotary Club of Cambridge often come out in force to support the Children in Need collection.
Rotarian Paul Henry arranged the turnout this year which was in the Grafton Centre where we collected £850 for a very good cause and met the Mayor and Mayoress of Cambridge together with several toyland characters.
|ROTARIAN PAUL HENRY LEADS OUR CONTRIBUTION TO BRIDGE THE GAP
The annual Bridge the Gap walk gives everyone the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll and visit some of the beautiful Cambridge Colleges, whilst raising money for a good cause.
This well-loved event invites you to join us to support Arthur Rank Hospice and Press Relief, two charities directly benefiting our local community. For the first time in its fourteen year history, the event began on Parker’s Piece from 9.30am, right in the heart of the city centre. This year’s route led walkers around Emmanuel, Christ’s, Jesus, St. John’s, King’s, Pembroke and Downing Colleges, exploring some of their most picturesque and intriguing places.
During the day teams of Rotary volunteers under the guidance of Rotarian Paul Henry helped erect gazebos, distribute water around the site and many other tasks.
On display we had a Shelter Box (follow this link for more details) with all its contents displayed which is a Rotary initiative to provide shelter, cooking, clean water and other basic needs to those made homeless by various natural disasters around the world.
Working with the Cambridge News, Cambridge University and other sponsors.