Youth projects

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


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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Youth projects sub-pages:

Peace Debates

Sep 2014 Public Peace Debates - Everyone Welcome - the Leys School 4pm

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.

Regional Winners

Mar 2015 Rotary Young Musician Region 3 Competition

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.

Our 2014 Candidate - Iain - with Rotarians Pat and Sian.

Sep 2015 D1080 RYLA week - Grafham Water

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.

last years lovely sunny day

Jun 2015 Rotary Kids Out Fun Day - Wimpole Hall

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.

this years winning table setting and menu

Nov 2014 Rotary National Young Chef Club Competition 2014-2015

more This annual national competition starts at club level. Students from 3 colleges took part this year. Venue - Cottenham Village College.

Grafham Water RYLA Group 2014 bursting with enthusiasm!

Aug 2014 RYLA Week - Rotary Young Leaders Award Course

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

D1080 Young Musician

Mar 2015 District 1080 Young Musician Competition

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.

Winners 2015

Feb 2015 Rotary Young Musician Club Competition 2015 - St Faiths School

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.

June 2014

Jun 2015 Mini Olympics Day - University Sports Ground

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.

Colourful and busy day!

Jun 2013 Mini Olympics, Wilberforce Road.

more more than 1300 children take part - stewarded by volunteers from the South Cambridge Rotary Club.

Last years winners from St Bede's went through all the levels and went on to win the National Competition.

Nov 2014 Youth Speaks at St Bedes School - Club Competition

more Annual Rotary Public Speaking Competition - topics chosen by the teams of three.

Peace

Sep 2014 Peace themed 3 days of Sixth Form activities.

more Three days of visits to 8 local schools - workshops, talks and discussions.

Well won Jasmine 2013!

Nov 2013 Rotary Young Chef - first heat 2013 - 2014

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.

Rich Allison

Sep 2013 Peace Talks and Debate with Sixth Form students

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).

St Bede's WIN 2014

May 2014 National Youth Speaks Competition 2014

more Final round of the National Competition - Britain & Ireland - Intermediate age range.

Jun 2014 Annual Kids Out Event - Wimpole Hall and Farm

more Annual day out for children from local special schools, sponsored by local Rotary Clubs.

The Welcome Ceremony

Jun 2014 Mini Olympics - Day of Sport

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.

Winners - Eleanor (Holt RC) and Joseph (Cambridge South RC)

Mar 2014 District 1080 Young Musician Competition, the Leys School

more Good Luck in the Regional Competition !

Regional Winners March 2014 - St Bedes !

Nov 2013 Rotary Youth Speaks 2014

more Rotary annual Youth Speaks Competition 2013-2014 Intermediate age range 11-13yrs.

Youth Speaks 2013 logo

Mar 2013 District 1080 Finals of Rotary Youth Speaks Competition 2013

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)

Our Winners! Joseph, Millie, Lily, Eugenie, Juliette.

Feb 2014 Club Competition Rotary Young Musician 2014

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.

Rotary Young Chef Competition 2013

Nov 2012 Rotary Young Chef Competition hosted by Comberton Village College

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!

Olivia da Costa

Nov 2013 West Road Concert Hall - Olivia

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.

Alan Shipp.

Jan 2013 Youth Speaks - local competition at Cottenham Village College

more Second Cambridge area Youth Speaks Competition 2012/2013 arranged by the South Cambridge Rotary Club. Organiser Rtn Alan Shipp.

Venue - The Leys School.

Feb 2013 Cambridge area Rotary Young Musician of the Year - Leys School, Cambridge CB2 7AD

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.

Musical instruments of all sorts possible, including voice.

Feb 2013 District 1080 Final for Rotary Young Musician 18.30 at The Leys School

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.

District 1080 competitors - Alexander (sponsored by Cambridge South), Olivia, Molly (both High Suffolk), Isobel(Cambridge South)represented the District at the Regional Finals.

Mar 2013 Regional Finals of Rotary Young Musician of the Year

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.

Rich Allison

Sep 2013 Peace talks and Discussions

more Talks and Discussions at 2 schools with Rich Allison, Rotary Peace Scholar from Liberia. Introductions by Rtn Mike Smith (IPP).

RYLA logo

Sep 2013 Speaker - RYLA candidate Adil Kholkhar

more The clubs RYLA candidate for 2013 will tell us about his experiences on the course. Speaker host-J Helmsing

Tractor fun.

Jun 2013 Kids Out Day at Wimpole Hall and Farm

more A fun activity day for children from the special schools around the Cambridge area.

Aug 2013 RYLA 2013 , Grafham Water - Sat 4pm 31Aug to Sat 2pm 7Sep 2013

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.

Young Chef logo

Mar 2013 District 1080 Finals for Rotary Young Chef

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.

Youth Speaks 2013 Logo

Nov 2012 Rotary Youth Speaks Public Speaking Competition hosted by St Bedes 4.15-7pm

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 !

International logo

Sep 2012 District 1080 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 1-8 September

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.

St Bedes2 team winners of the Nov 2008 club event.

Youth Speaks

more Youth Speaks is an annual national event to promote confidence in public speaking.

Jess from Comberton

Rotary Young Chef Competition 2008

more Young Chef

Jun 2011 South Cambs School Sports partnership Mini Olympics, Cambridge University Athletics track Wilberforce Road

more The mini-Olympics for year 4 children from 43 local primary schools, approx. 1300 competitors in total.

Jan 2012 Rotary Young Chef hosted by Comberton Village College

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.

Kids Day Out 2011

Jun 2012 Rotary Kids Out - Wimpole Hall and Farm - CANCELLED

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..

Oct 2011 Speakers Claire McDonnell and Claire Roe South Cambs SSP -Leadership Academy Bursary Scheme and Mini Olympics

more The Partnership covers 52 schools in the local area and is available to 14k young people in the 5 - 18 age range.

May 2011 New Generation - Youth projects Committee

more Support for young people through organising competitions, events and developing life skills. (1 page below this)

Alexandra Van den Oever following the presentation of the President's pendant at the year 9 Assembly on 1st February 2012.

Feb 2012 Comberton Village College Interact Club

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.

a colourful event!

Jun 2012 Mini Olympics - run by the South Cambridgeshire Schools Partnership, at Wilbeforce Road CB3 0EQ

more 43 local Primary Schools come together for a day of sporting fun each year. Approx 1300 year 4 children were involved.