Young People

Rotary is committed is to offering young people opportunities to unlock their potential, develop their skills and broaden their horizons.

Kinver Rotary working with youth on small projects, large projects, locally, nationally and internationally, encouraging young people that have similar values to rotary and supporting those that need us to make a difference in their lives.

We work with a number of secondary, primary schools and other youth associations in our area

We offer and actively encourage both schools and their pupils to participate in a variety of rotary competitions for different age groups, including photography, writing, art.  Whilst our initial aim is for school participation, the actual enthusiasm shown by the pupils over many years to get involved, is reflected by the success that they have at District, Regional and National stages of the various competitions. This type of support to allow a pupil to identify and develop a particular skill has on occasions even assisted in their choice of career path.

Reflecting aspects of the community, we have competitions in respect of technology and the environment. A team from the local secondary school gained 3rd place in the national competition open to schools linked to the 1700 Rotary clubs of G.B

Pupils from the schools, eager to interact with the community, volunteer to perform at the annual Senior Citizens Party organised by the club. The event has also seen performances by the local Irish Dance school.

The art of Public Speaking has been shown to provide great personal benefits, such as building self-esteem, honing critical thinking skills, and presenting networking opportunities. Working with a local public speaking organisation, our Young Debating competitions have provided the opportunity to pitch theses skills against teams within a local secondary school academy and then at district and national events.

The club supports a Community Award recognising the achievements of local young people in respect of their work in the local community

For many years the club has provided over 200 dictionaries each year to Year 6 pupils in local primary schools. Despite living in an electronic era, dictionaries are still a useful personal aide to learning, a resource appreciated by both beneficiaries and teachers.

Primary schools have worked with the club, planting crocuses in a variety of areas in the village and alongside the National Trust with tree planting at Kinver Edge.

We have collaborated with local scout and guide groups on specific projects.

We support a local charity whose aim is to help young adults into employment and to help them along the journey the charity provides a whole host of opportunities to develop social, functional and social skills.

Internationally, we have provided funds to “Classroom in the Clouds” a UK Charity dedicated to improving education for the most underprivileged children in Nepal by the building of earthquake proof schools as well as the funding of teacher exchange programmes and school equipment.

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Rotary Club of Kinver supports local primary schools with its dictionary presentations

more The club has presented its first tranche of dictionaries for this year. Dictionary 4 Life comprises 1,000 illustrations, 10,000 entries and 20,000 definitions printed in full colour on leaflet grade paper from a sustainable forest and contains 288 pages.

Rotary Youth Competitions 2022/23

more An update

Rotary Young Writer 2020

more Local Student comes second in National Competition

Brierley Hill Primary School winners


more Kinver Rotary are running a competition for pupils at its local primary and secondary schools in relation to a topic very close to the hearts of people of all ages, Climate Change.

Youth Competitions

more Update on the 2020/21 competitions

Dictionaries for Schools

more How Covid 19 is affecting this programme

Young Envirommentalist

more Kinver High School team's entry Comes 3rd in the National round of the competition.

Kinver High Senior Team: James Bruce. Iwo Dokszewicz and Tegan Hands

Youth Debates Local Round

more Youth Debates is an annual rotary competition designed to support and encourage young people to develop effective communication skills in order to confidently present their points of view to others.

Presentation of Community Service award

Community Service Award

more Presentation to this years winner

Dictionaries for Schools

more Dictionaries for Schools

St James year 6 with Dictionaries

St James's School Wollaston

more Presentation of Dictionaries


Kinver High School Presentation

more Presentation of prizes and certificates for the Young Writter and Young Photographer competitions

Leavers Service

Brierley Hill Primary School

more Leavers Service

Katie-Mae with her winning photograph

Young Photographer

more Kinver Rotary Clubs Junior Young Photographer.

Young Photographer

Young Photographer Competition

more This years theme is 'Through my Eyes'