New Generations

Youth Opportunities

Youth are our future - there is no alternative!

Rotary works to raise the awareness of young people about the work of Rotary International both at home and abroad.

RYLA - Each year we sponsor up to 2 Senior pupils from the local High Schools to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp. This enables our candidates to enjoy a range of challenges offered and to develop strong bonds of friendship with other participants; and develop a regular and on-going dialogue with young men and women to help them to articulate and realise their hopes, dreams and expectations.

RYLA 2010


Lochgelly High School pupils, Andrew Howe and Brogan McClymont, with Cowdenbeath Rotarian, Tom Taylor, after receiving their certificates for attending Rotary District 1010 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) Camp during the summer.  Andrew was also presented with the Endeavour Award which is given to the young person who showed the most effort and worked hard to the best of his abilities during the week long camp.

Interact - an Interact Club has been established at Beath High School for Senior Pupils to learn more about Rotary, and to take part in Rotary related projects. Although only recently formed, they are keen to take learn about Rotary and to take part in projects; they have been sorting through old spectacles which have been collected by the Club which eventually will be prepared by prisoners at Saughton Prison then taken to Africa to be given to those who need them most. They are also planning to set up a Peace Garden within the school as part of a joint project with the Andrew Carnegie Foundation.

Primary School Quiz - local Primary Schools are invited to enter a team for the annual PSQ. It's a fun event but keenly contested  between the schools. The winning team represents Cowdenbeath Rotary Club at an area final, and the overall winners are invited to take part in the Rotary District Final.

Kids Out - The Club supports a Kids Out Day together with other Clubs in the locality. Pupils and staff from local schools for children with special needs are invited to Pittencrieff Park in June for an activity day which includes Pony Rides, Puppet Shows and other entertainment.