The Youth Projects Committee
Paul Dover - Chair, Alan Edwards, Alan Shipp, Sian Franklin, Alan Franklin, David Adamson
The priorities for 2022 to 2023 include -
Rotary Competitions with local, District, (Regional) and National heats :
Youth Speaks/Debate Competition 2022 - 2023 (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 2022 - 2023 (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:- , ‘The Environment’
Entries required by 30th November followed by scripts in January 2023.
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 2023.
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 2022
- 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 2023! for September 2023 at Grafham Water.
more Three Debates between VIth Form Students on various Peace related topics (Hills Rd, Stephen Perse, The Leys, Comberton, Parkside, Impington students). Open to ALL. 4pm at the Leys School New Main Hall, Cambridge CB2 7AD.
more Rotary National Young Musician of the Year 2015 - the winners of this Regional Competition, which draws winners from 4 District Competitions, will go to the National Final ! Organiser Paul Dover (Cambridge South Rotary Club). Audience welcome.
more This is an annual event. A week of challenging and inspiring activities for candidates 18-26yrs old. Each is sponsored by a Rotary Club to help pay for the cost.
more A day of fun for children from the local Special Schools at Wimpole. Bouncy Castles, Face painting, Kite Making and Flying and much more.
more This annual national competition starts at club level. Students from 3 colleges took part this year. Venue - Cottenham Village College.
more Cambridge South is pleased to sponsor Iain Batchelor, a Personal trainer. Meet the candidates during the open session on Sunday afternoon 31st Aug 4 for 4.30pm at the Grafham Water Centre, West Perry
more District-wide Competition (covering East Anglia). Good Luck to our 3 Competitors - Lily, Eugenie and Joseph! Come see the Competition - Open to the public - for a donation.
more This annual competition provides young musicians,vocal and instrumental, with an opportunity to perform on a public stage and to showcase their musicianship. Hosted by St Faith's School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge CB2 8AG - 1st Feb 2015.
more A brilliant day of activities organised to give primary school children experience of a wide variety of sports. Last year about 1300 children took part.
more more than 1300 children take part - stewarded by volunteers from the South Cambridge Rotary Club.
more Annual Rotary Public Speaking Competition - topics chosen by the teams of three.
more Three days of visits to 8 local schools - workshops, talks and discussions.
more This years Cambridge South club heat of the annual Rotary Young Chef Competition 2013-14 was hosted by Cottenham Village College, Cambridge CB24 8UA. Start - 1pm prompt.
more A series of events at various schools throughout the day with Rich Allison, Rotary Peace Scholar from Liberia, and culminating in a inter-schools debate on 3 Human Rights themed topics. Introductions by Rtn Mike Smith (IPP).
more Final round of the National Competition - Britain & Ireland - Intermediate age range.
more Annual day out for children from local special schools, sponsored by local Rotary Clubs.
more All the local primary schools join together to meet for a huge sports event each year. Cambridge South Rotary Club support the occassion by stewarding the vehicles trying to pick up, drop off and park on the day.
more Good Luck in the Regional Competition !
more Rotary annual Youth Speaks Competition 2013-2014 Intermediate age range 11-13yrs.
more District Intermediate Winners 2013 - St Bedes Team. District Rotary Youth Speaks was held at Ipswich 2 March and shared the venue with Young Chef. (sponsored by Cambridge South)
more The competition provides young musicians, both vocal and instrumental, with an experience of performing on a public stage, and a showcase for their musicianship. Hosted by St Faith's School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge on 1st February 2014.
more The local area heat of a national competition run by the club to find Rotary Young Chef of the Year.(The District Final will be held 2 Mar13, the Regional Final will be 16 Mar13, both in District 1080) . Thank you Comberton Village College!
more District 1080 Winner of the Young Musician Competition cellist Olivia da Costa delighted us by playing a major work with the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Hodge.
more Second Cambridge area Youth Speaks Competition 2012/2013 arranged by the South Cambridge Rotary Club. Organiser Rtn Alan Shipp.
more This annual,national Rotary music competition for solo instrumentalists and singers starts with a preliminary competition 2nd February 2013 (and District competition 23Feb13)at the Leys School, Cambridge - organised by the Cambridge South Rotary Club.
more District 1080 Final for the national Rotary Young Musician 2013 - hosted at The Leys School, Trumpington Road, Cambridge by the Rotary Club of South Cambridge.
more Isobel Leventhorpe (right) and Alexander Harris (left) sponsored by Cambridge South Club as winning vocalist and runner up instrumentalist in the District 1080 final competed in the Region 3 Competition at Dr Challoners School, Little Chalfont IP7 9QB.
more Talks and Discussions at 2 schools with Rich Allison, Rotary Peace Scholar from Liberia. Introductions by Rtn Mike Smith (IPP).
more The clubs RYLA candidate for 2013 will tell us about his experiences on the course. Speaker host-J Helmsing
more A fun activity day for children from the special schools around the Cambridge area.
more Rotary Young Leadership Award residential course. Rotarian and friends day Sunday 1st September 3.30 - 5.00 Join the participants and instructors for tea.
more The District finals for Rotary Young Chef were held at Ipswich and shared the venue with Youth Speaks. The club sponsored an entry, 9.15 to 2.00pm.
more The local area heat of the Intermediate annual national Rotary Youth Speak Competition for pupils in years 7-9 run by the club. (The District heat will be held on 2Mar13, the Regional heat on 16Mar13, both in the East Anglia region). Thank you St Bede's !
more APPLY BY 25May2012! A Personal development 8 day seminar (7 nights) involving Water sports, Practical Initiative tests, Development of Interpersonal Skills, Camping, Map reading, Problem solving, Computer based business game, Lectures and presentations.
more Youth Speaks is an annual national event to promote confidence in public speaking.
more Young Chef
more The mini-Olympics for year 4 children from 43 local primary schools, approx. 1300 competitors in total.
more Tasmin Roberts-James was judged the winner with an ambitious menu for a three course meal for two people which she prepared, cooked and served at an ingredient cost of not more than £15. Round 1 of a National competition.
more The club annually sponsors the entertainment of a group of disadvantaged children at Wimpole. Sadly cancelled due to the exceedingly wet weather and ground conditions..
more The Partnership covers 52 schools in the local area and is available to 14k young people in the 5 - 18 age range.
more Support for young people through organising competitions, events and developing life skills. (1 page below this)
more The Comberton Village College Interact Club, sponsored by RC of South Cambridge, was chartered on 19 November 2002. The current President is Alexandria Van den Oever. This page gives an overview of the Charter event and recent activities.
more 43 local Primary Schools come together for a day of sporting fun each year. Approx 1300 year 4 children were involved.