Civics Cups 2017

The Rotary Club of Whitley Bay Civic Cups 2017

For the past seventy five years the Rotary Club of Whitley Bay have been recognising the outstanding achievements of some of North Tyneside's Young people with the award of their Civic Cup.

This was recently celebrated at a special ‘Civic Cups Evening’ at the Whitley Bay Golf Club.

The awards this year, were presented by Cllr. Cath Davis, Chairperson of North Tyneside Council. There were two winners from each school. Monkseaton High School, Megan Gibson and Jamie Fox, and from Whitley Bay High School, Ethan Tatters and Amy Bell.

All the winners outlined to club members and guests why their school had nominated them for these special awards and club President John Clarkson said ;  ‘I am delighted to welcome the staff and students from both schools and to listen about their contributions to our community. The variety of personal achievements they have attained is truly remarkable ;

     -     running a Community Centre Group and raising money through home baking,

     -     being a member of the Youth Council for North Tyneside,

     -    working with local council representatives to raise the profile and offer support for local children in need and supporting this cause as a guest speaker at local conferences including one in London,

      -     being a senior Cadet leader, a processional flag holder and inspirational fundraiser’.

President John added that ;  ‘Tonight we have witnessed a reflection of what these young people have been able to add to our community and this has been such a positive reflection on themselves and the schools they represent’.

Each of the students received a cash award, certificate and an engraved cup.

After the presentation the staff and students stayed for an evening meal which was followed by an informative speech from Council Chairperson, Councillor Cath Davis.

Group Picture -

Standing L - R :  Head of Whitley Bay High School, Steve Wilson ;  John Clarkson, President of Rotary Club of Whiley Bay ;  Chair North Tyneside Council, Councillor Cath Davis and Chairman’s Consort Councillor Karen Bolger ;  Head of Monkseaton High School, Tracy Crowder and Dave Walton Head of Year.

Seated L - R :  Students from Whitley Bay High School  -  Ethan Tatters & Amy Bell and from Monkseaton High School  -  Megan Gibson & Jamie Fox.