The Club supports many youth activities including "Crucial Crew", a vital educational programme about safety for year 6 schoolchildren in Ipswich, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award), Rotary Young Chef competition and supplies Dictionaries 4 Life.

Crucial Crew is a national scheme that has been run by Ipswich Borough Council since 1994. It is delivered to 10 and 11 year olds from across Ipswich and runs for a fortnight in June every year. The aim of Crucial Crew is to provide a fun and stimulating environment for children to learn to:

  • become more aware of personal safety;
  • learn how to react correctly to dangerous and threatening situations;
  • understand the role the emergency support services play and how and when to contact them;
  • be aware of their own actions and the safety of others.

This year club members provided a total of 222.5 hours of voluntary work (equivalent to approx 5.5 man/wks) spread over 10 working days from 3 – 14 June. 14 members from our Club volunteered and just over 1450 children passed through the doors from 30 schools in the Ipswich area.

In July the club presented 320 Dictionaries 4 Life to 5 schools in Ipswich.

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more In a world that is forever changing and offering new and demanding challenges, it is crucial that we in Rotary recognise and encourage young adults to develop their skills so they can achieve their potential in work and the world in which they live.

Dictionaries 4 Life Presentations 2019

more The Club presented 320 Usbourne Dictionaries to Year 6 leavers from Handford Hall, Whitton, Whithouse and Castle Hill Schools in Ipswich.

Volunteers at 2019 Crucial Crew

Ipswich Crucial Crew 2019 Event

more This annual event took place from Monday 3 June to Friday 14 June 2019 and was held at Inspire Suffolk, Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, IP3 9QX

Rotary's Young Writer 2018 competition

more L-R Trevor Clarke(Pres.Ipswich Wolsey), Francesca Pickering, Melissa Delgado, David Podd (Ipswich Wolsey Youth Services) .