Youth projects

This committee aims to put on events and support organisations that encourage and develope children and young people.

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The Youth Projects Committee

       Paul Dover - Chair,  Alan Edwards, Alan Shipp, Maureen Hallsworth, Sian Franklin.

The priorities for 2019 to 2020 include -  

Rotary Competitions with local, District, (Regional) and National heats :

       Youth Speaks Competition 2019 - 2020 (12 to 14yr olds) - November

            Local schools put forward teams of three to speak/debate on a topic of their choice,

            to promote the skill of confident public speaking.

       Young Writer of the Year Competition 2019 - 2020   (under 18yr olds)  - January

           Local schools put forward aspiring writers in (one of three age groups 7-10, 11-13 and 14-17 - as of 31st August 2019) - who create a themed piece of writing, to promote the art of essay or poem writing and the ability to express oneself well in English. The theme this year is:- , ‘Connections’

Entries required by 30th November followed by scripts in January 2020.

Dictionaries4Life, part of the Rotary International Project to improve literacy. Local primary schools are invited to apply to receive copies of this Usbourne Illustrated dictionary which is considered most appropriate to year 4 children. Applications required by 9 December for delivery in June 2020.

We also assist with:     

Rotary Kids Out - (June) a fun day out for children with special needs at Wimpole Hall & Farm eg from the Castle Special School.

Mini Olympics -  (June) an annual introductory sports event organised by the South Cambs School Sports Partnership's for year 4 children in primary schools across the South Cambs area. Attracts ca. 1600 children .

Sports Bursaries - apply to the club.

RYLA 1080 Rotary Young Leadership Award -Early  September  2020

            - 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 candidates throughout the week in small groups.

Apply for next year -   
The Club will be seeking Candidates from January 2020!   for September  2020 at Grafham Water.


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