Working with Young People

Newbury Rotary Club organises competitions and events to engage with the youth in our community and to encourage and promote their skills outside the classroom.

Rotary Youth Competitions

    Newbury Rotary supports annual Youth Competitions and Awards

Rotary International holds annual national youth competitions across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

West Berkshire Young Photographer Competition             

Newbury Rotary Club organises the West Berkshire heats of the Rotary GB&I Young Photographer Competition. Now in its fourth year, this competition has attracted entries from young talent from across our local secondary schools.

West Berkshire Technology Tournament 

In 2015/16 we are planning to introduce a Rotary Technology Tournament to our local Schools for the first time. We will be working with Kennet School, Thatcham, who hope to host the event in February or March 2016. Schools from across Newbury and Thatcham will be invited to enter student teams and to join us in promoting science, engineering and technology for young people.  

Contact Nick Burraston for more information

Interact Clubs for 12-18 year olds

Rotary International Britain & Ireland supports the start-up and running of Interact Clubs for 12 to 18 Year Olds in Schools in the UK.

Newbury Rotary are working with the students and staff at one of our local secondary schools to support them in the setting up of an Interact club for their senior pupils.

The outreach community projects organised through Interact Clubs qualify as credits towards a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Contact Nick Burraston if you are interested in more information about setting up an Interact Club in your school.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Each year we sponsor a young adult starting out in his or her working life to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) adventure course.

The week long course takes place at Rhos-y-Gwaliau, a small hamlet near Lake Bala in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.


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May 6 - July 31, West Berkshire Museum, Newbury

Young Photographer Exhibition 2016

more West Berkshire Museum 6 May - 31 July

Winners of 2016 YP Competition

more Kennet School sweeps the board with entries and winners!

2015 Young Photographer Exhibition at West Berks Museum


Scott Boyd receiving his award from the Mayor of Newbury

2015 Young Photographer Winners

more Scott Boyd is West Berkshire Young Photographer 2015

West Berks Young Photographer 2014 announced

Young Photographer Competition 2014

more West Berkshire Young Photographer Competition 2014 winners announced

Dagmara Lewandowska receiving her 1st Prize Intermediate award from our sponsor, AHP Photography, represented by Laura Cassar

Young Photographer 2014 Awards

more Presentation of West Berkshire Young Photographer Awards


West Berks RIBI Young Photographer 2014 exhibition

more Carnegie Lounge, Newbury Library All welcome during normal library hours.