The whole idea of our Rotary Club promoting Interact is to help the students gain leadership skills, develop self- confidence, extend friendships, widen their horizons about local, national and international matters, give service to needy people in these different communities and cultures and have fun.
The Rotary Club of Princes Risborough supports two local Interact Clubs, one at the Royal Grammar School (RGS), High Wycombe and the other at Princes Risborough Secondary School (PRS). Interact membership is centred on the Sixth Forms of both Schools. It is thought that Years 12 and 13 students are more likely, as maturing young adults, to develop independent initiative, adopt and continue to promote the ideal of "Service Above Self" in later life.
The RGS Interact Club meets every Thursday at 11 am and the PRS Club meets at 1 pm on a Monday. On each occasion a Rotarian provides support and guidance but the students are encouraged to run the Clubs themselves. In addition, a senior member of staff at the schools takes a keen interest in proceedings, providing advice where necessary. The number of Interactors in each of the two Interact Clubs ranges between 15 and 25. Sustaining a healthy membership is achieved by recruiting students in Year 11 just as, or before they enter the Sixth Form and before the Year 13s leave school. In September new Interact recruits are invited as part of their induction to a Rotary evening meeting and meal where they learn a bit more about the Rotary Family and what it achieves.
Each year the Interactors organise and support a number of activities and raise money for a variety of good causes, including Save The Children, Air Ambulance, ShoeBoxes, Dream Flight, One Can Trust, Dementia Cafe, The Desborough Play Centre and many more chosen by each of the Clubs. Also, they support different Rotary projects such as the local community Firework Night and Young Carers special functions. However, understandably during school examination periods a temporary Interact pause occurs.
As a reward for all Interact efforts at the end of each year our Rotary Club organises a day out for the Interactors. This might include, for example, sailing, gliding, going Ape or even following up one of their own suggestions.
Both the Interactors and the Rotarians greatly benefit from our partnership of mutual support and fellowship. (Please see on our Rotary website photographs of some of the splendid Interact events).
more Alessia Montinaro, Head Student of PRS and President of PRS Interact Club, shares her thoughts on being a member of Interact.
more 9 Rotarians from our club, together with 15 other clubs met at Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Last year over ï¿½25000 was raised. Can we do better this year?
more Santa handing out gifts to Bucks Young Carers at the Fairford Leys Community Centre on Saturday 29th November 2014. More than 70 children took part in a great party
more The report and photos of RIBI President John and DG Judith on the visit to the Risborough Interact club discussing the Forget-me-not Dementia Cafe.
more A report on the Young Carers Christmas party with additional photographs
more The induction of 2 new interact clubs to the Rotary Club of Princes Risborough
more Photographs of the Chess Competition 2012
more Interactors recent activities and awards
more The photographs of the Interact Club of Princes Risborough School enjoying a sailing day at Bury Lake
more Young Carers Rotary day out sailing at Bury Lake
more Photographers - A success for Risborough Youth
more Letter from Lynee de Looze Team Leader, Bucks Young Carers. Members only page so you will need to logon