Working with Young People

I have now posted below a copy of the Annual KidsOut Newsletter. Read all about the exciting work that is taking place plus the opportunity to send children to a pantomime later in 2018!!!

RIBI Youth Service

Below I have posted the Annual KidsOut Newsletter.  The document contains great information about KidsOut. Also it highlights the opportunity to send youngsters  to the pantomime later in 2018. Enjoy your read.

Kidsout Rotary 2018 Newsletter




If you have anything  you want to share regarding the work of your Clubs in promoting Youth activities then just let me know and I will happily  find space on the web page to publicise what you are doing. The more we can share our news then the more likely we are to encourage others to join and get involved.

Anthony Beckett

Chair Youth Service

District 1285

District 1285 Summer Camp

See full details at:

John Shepley - Chairman, Summer Camp Committee
Visit the link on the right for a list of available camps across Europe this year


RotaKids is a bundle of fun for 7 to 12 years olds with energy, enthusiasm and great ideas for making a difference. RotaKids are based in primary and junior schools and work with local Rotary clubs to come up with projects which could be anything from fundraisers to sponsored events, all you need is some imagination.

Interact is the part of Rotary for teenagers up to 18 years old.

The members elect their Club Council; discuss their community service, international understanding, social and fund raising programmes at their meetings.  Then they do what they have planned. FIND OUT MORE>

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Do you enjoy leading a team; Making decisions; Working to tight deadlines?  Have people told you that you are a good leader or have leadership potential?  Then why not apply to go on a Rotary Youth Leadership Course and develop your skills even further under expert guidance.
Who can attend - Anyone aged 14 to 26 although the courses run in our area are specifically for 14 to 16 year olds.... FIND OUT MORE>

Competitions for Young People

Rotary encourages speaking and presentation skills in young people and the RIBI Youth Speaks competition showcases some superb quality speakers aged from 11 to 18.... FIND OUT MORE>

Do you have musical talent as an instrumentalist – having reached grade 6 or above?  Or, are you an up and coming singer with recognised talent?  Then why not enter this competition. Anyone aged 11 to 17. Two categories – individual instrumentalists and individual singers.... FIND OUT MORE>

Do you enjoy cooking as a hobby? Perhaps you wish to pursue catering as a career.
Who can enter ?Anyone aged 11 to 17 providing participants do not attend a catering college.... FIND OUT MORE>

The purpose of the Tournament is to encourage secondary school pupils to consider the option of pursuing further education and hopefully a career in science, engineering or technology. 5 teams of four Year 9 pupils from  a number of secondary schools.... FIND OUT MORE>

Are you a keen photographer or studying photography as part of a course at school or college – if so this is the competition for you....

Are you creative with words and enjoy writing poetry or prose – then this is the competition for you. Anyone aged 7 to 17 as there are 3 age groups – Junior, Intermediate and Senior.... FIND OUT MORE>

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards 2019

Rotary celebrates the achievements of young people with the annual Rotary Young Citizen Awards. The closing date for the 2019 award is almost here !!! Make sure you get your application in and do not miss the deadline. Read more below.


Youth Speaks Competition 2018/19

The 2018 District 1285 Youth Speaks competition was our biggest ever with 44 teams entered. The feedback from participants has been hugely positive, and reveals the valuable impact of Youth Speaks on the young people involved.


Young Chef Competition for 2018 /19

Details of 2018/19 District Young Chef Competition


Young Photographer Competition 2018/19

There has been increasing interest in this Competition across the District and it is open to a wide age range. Why not have a go !!!.


Young Writer Competition 2018/19

Details from RIBI for the 2018/19 Young Writer Competition are awaited.


District 1285 RYLA 2018

This years RYLA course at Petty Pool took place from 29th July - 2nd August.

Visiting campers with District organisers

District 1285 Summer Camp 2018

The Summer Camp took place in July 2018.


Young Musician Competition 2017/18

The Regional Final was held on Sunday 25th March at Darwen Vale High School. Full programme detailing all entrants together with their respective programmes are posted below. Also results !!!


Technology Tournaments

The Bolton Technology Tournament took place on the 7th February at Sharples School, Bolton. Excellent collaboration between the various Clubs in the Bolton Cluster ensured a most successful event. Thanks also to Sharples School for hosting the day.


What is Interact all about

A revised update with information you need regarding Interact.


Rotaract News

Rotaract is alive and thriving in District 1285. Read all the exciting news in this yearly review.


Youth Exchange and European Summer Camp Opportunities 2017

We have now received the latest Youth Exchange Newsletter from RI. It makes great and inspiring reading. Details posted below. Details of European Summer Camp opportunities will also be posted here on this page as and when they become available.


Young Designer Competition 2016

We are now looking to organise the Young Designer Competition for 2016. We want to encourage as many entries as we can so read the details here and have a go - you will not be disappointed..


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