Youth Projects

One of many local school projects, Rotary Racer comes from the Greenpower team. What began as an initiative at Chipping Sodbury School to get 'Lads and Dads' working together now involves the whole family working to build electric powered cars to race

Rotary Racer
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Made and raced by boys and girls, Rotary Racer is a car, built by the Greenpower  club at Chipping Sodbury School, sponsored by Rotary.

Other projects undertaken:-

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award)

 This year we are sponsoring 2 students from Chipping Sodbury on a week- long residential course to build personal and  leadership skills

Kids Out

We arranged for 19 children from Culverhill School to join about 400 other youngsters with special needs from District 1100, to go to Cattle Country Park for Kids Out.  

The Young Innovator Competition

The Young Innovator Competition is held annually at the Town Hall in June or July. It  is for 15 to 17 year olds from  Brimsham Green and Chipping Sodbury School .  The aim is to encourage students to introduce innovation into a number of subjects.  Each year we have about 60 students entering, and receive very positive feedback. 

Both schools entered a good range of products from the  students. The projects on display represented two years of hard work by the young people, with the support of their staff. The attendance of so many students is particularly impressive as, by this stage, few are in school with many having departed for good. .

The competition was in 6 categories with 3 winners in each section. Each winner was generously rewarded by the  sponsors, Renishaws and Hanson.

As always, Rotary is extremely grateful for the assistance of Inner Wheel members who provided welcome refreshment for students, judges and spectators.

This email was received from one of the schools last year :-

“Please convey my thanks on behalf of the school to your colleagues in the Rotary Club for organising yesterday’s event. As always the students gain considerable benefit from presenting their work formally to other people. I believe that this is a most worthwhile and beneficial experience.

As always your continued support is very much appreciated.”

Green Power

We continued to support the Green Power project at Chipping Sodbury School and, in particular, the Rotary Racer car.

Young Chef

We support a ‘Young Chef’ competition at both Chipping Sodbury and Brimsham Green Schools.

Youth Speaks

A significant project is Youth Speaks, involving Chipping Sodbury and Brimsham Green Schools, both collaborating enthusiastically. Working with teachers from both schools. we have developed a programme that introduces young people to debating, a skill that is put to the test in a public competition.

Other Activities

In 2016/17 the Club gave over £5,500 for:-

·        equipment for a local school playground refurbishment

·        Girl Guides

·        Youth Rugby Club

·        Green Power  

·         youth club activities

·        enhancing primary Schools’ curriculums

·         grants to individuals.

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