The Pride of Somerset Youth Awards are launched for 2018. Do you know a Young Person who has made you proud and worthy of a nomination? This year's awards will be held on Somerset Day, 11th May.

Recognising  achievement at the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2017.
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The Rotary Club of Taunton has a long-standing history of supporting young people.  Our programme of activities is extensive and throughout the years we are proud to have provided the opportunities, recognition and encouragement for young people to succeed and progress positively in their lives and careers.


Unique to the Club is our annual celebration of youth achievements through the prestigious Pride of Somerset  Youth Awards which are organised alongside BBC Somerset and the Somerset County Gazette. Nominations for awards in 2018 has recently been launched  and you can read more about how to nominate an inspiring young person by reading our detailed article below or visiting Somerset Gazetteā€™s website:


Taunton Rotary Club also participates in many national competitions aimed at supporting young talent. These include competitions for young musicians, public speaking (Youth Speaks) and competitions for aspiring chefs (Young Chef). Young people are sponsored to undertake educational and youth exchanges such as that of our successful partnership with our sister Club in Taunton Massachusetts, USA.


Developing young people is at the heart of what we do and through the Young Leadership Programme young people are able to undertake a range of outdoor activities aimed at developing their skills in management and communication. Over the years we have worked with partners to give opportunities to those who can benefit. Examples include funding participation in the TECTONA project, a sailing boat operated to develop the skills of young people.


We work with schools and colleges, promoting connections between young and old, supporting enterprise, encouraging understanding and creating opportunities for development.


We welcome interest from schools. Read about the many opportunities available to young people. Contact us, perhaps you too could get involved.


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