Youth Projects

Projects and competitions that address the youth in our community ...

Projects and activities with local young people

We’re for Youth in Communities

Portishead Rotary Club is committed to the development of our local youth, and have a number of projects and ongoing activities to support this.

Youth Competitions

In conjunction with the other Rotary clubs in our District and also nationally, we organise a number of public competitions aimed at improving the skills of our youth. These competitions are organised both at District and National level giving a significant platform and experience for our young to showcase their talents. We are working with both Gordano & St Katherines schools locally to promote these competions and provide opportunities to their pupils.

  • Youth Speaks - which helps develop public speaking skills by giving a platform for 11 - 18 year olds organised in teams to speak in front of audiences on topics of their choosing, leading to a national final
  • Young Chef - helping 11 - 17 year olds develop their culinary skills. Again this leads through district and regional finals to a national final and the naming of an Rotary GB&I Young Chef of the Year
  • Young Writer - helping our youth develop creating writing skills through a series of competitions that lead to a national final
  • Young Musician - showcases instrumental or vocal musical skills in our youth, leading to a national final
  • Young Photographer - giving a platorm to photographic and artistic skills leading to a national final.


Rotakids is a a great way for youngsters aged between 7 and 12 years old to get together and enjoy working on a fun project. We have set up Rotakids groups within Portishead Primary and Trinity schools, and are planning to extend this to other schools in the Portishead area.

Other Activities

We are also supporting our local youth in a number of otrher ways. These include:

  • Helping Crockerne Primary school in Pill by providing listeners to go into the classroom and help children with reading skills by getting them to read to a Rotary member
  • Providing the funds to support a number of needy children to attend Barton Camp in the autumn, where they meet with other children of their own age and have quality time away from their daily life
  • Providing Christmas presents to local kids who due to circumstances outside their control receive little otherwise

  • Providing career talks and mock interview support to children at St Katherines school in Pill


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Young Writers & Photographers at Trinity School

more Entrants at Trinity School receive their certificates and prizes for Young Writer & Young Photographer

Winning Photographs from Local Students

more Local school children entered the 2020-2021 Rotary Young Photographer competition

Creativity Workshops at Trinity School

more Portishead Rotary support a project started during the COVID-19 epidemic at Trinity School

Images from our Youth

more 12 students from St Katherine's entered the National Young Photographer competition

Rotakids at Trinity School

more Portishead Rotary present a cheque for £150 to RotaKids Club at Trinity School

Young Chef

more Students from Gordano School competing for Young Chef 2018-19

Young Photographer

more 21 local students entered the national Rotary Young Photographer competition

Young Photographer 2017-18

more ​Every year we organise a competition to challenge our young photographers. This year students from St Katherine’s School in Pill entered for the first time

Young Chef 2016-17

more Our culinary challenge to Youth

Young Photographer 2016-17

more Chloe Stanton wins District 1100 Junior competition

Our competition for budding photographers

Young Photographer 2015-16

more Our challenge to budding photographers

New Rotakids President for Trinity School

more Millie - the new President of Trinity School, Portishead RotaKids

Young Chef finalist & Runner Up - Sam Rides

Sam Rides to 2nd place in Young Chef finals

more Sam Rides comes 2nd out of 6500 entries in Rotary Young Chef national competition

Eradicating Polio

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more Collecting for Polio Mile-itis