District 1240 have a new Facebook Group for our Rotakids & Interact clubs – District 1240 Rotakids & Interact. It is there for our Rotakids Clubs to share their projects, ideas and achievements. If you are a Rotarian, school staff member, parent then we would love you to join our group and see what is going on in Essex, East Herts. and the London Borough of Havering. You might find some good ideas for your own Rotakids Club!
• ROTARY YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALIST – This Years Theme ‘BIODIVERSITY’.
Coordinator: Gloria Nicholls email@example.com. Final date for submission 11th March 2023
• YOUNG ARTIST – This Years Theme 'SUNRISE and SUNSET'
Coordinator: Alan Clark firstname.lastname@example.org . Final date for submission 11th March 2023
• YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER – This Years Theme ‘THE BEAUTY OF ARCHITECTURE'.
Coordinator: Jenny Versey email@example.com. Final date for submission 11th March 2023
• YOUNG FILMAKER – This Years Theme ‘MY TOWN’.
Coordinator: Graham Reeder firstname.lastname@example.org. Final date for submission 11th March 2023
• YOUNG WRITER – This Years Theme ‘PEACE’.
Coordinator: Jenny Versey email@example.com Final date for submission 11th March 2023
ALL ENTRIES TO BE WITH COORDINATORS BY MARCH 11TH 2023.
Competition details to follow
National Final: Sunday 23rd April 2023 Birmingham
Coordinator: Martin Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Students may spend up to £22 on ingredients
NATIONAL FINAL WILL TAKE PLACE CENTRAL ENGLAND on Saturday 29th April 2023
Coordinator: Ian McMeekan email@example.com
DISTRICT FINAL AT CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL ON Saturday 18th February 2023.
NATIONAL FINAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT RUGBY on 22nd April 2023
This Youth Project has been put on hold and no new applications are being processed. I am attending a meeting (on Zoom) with our two young people who should have been at a Camp this year and have agreed to attend next year. This meeting brings together all young people in this position.
RotaKids/Interact; Once again this project is on hold unless clubs are able to contact schools. Having had a meeting with District Youth Coordinators it was agreed that we would set up a Face book Page for RotaKids/Interact. We are also asking that we have Interact Clubs from feeder RotaKids Clubs were possible so that we may have a clear run from Junior School to Secondary School and hopefully inspire new Rotarians eventually. This of course needs a big helping hand from Clubs. Details for RotaKids Clubs will be circulated and once Covid 19 goes we may look to visit Secondary Schools to establish an Interact Club or vice versa.
District Interact/Rotaract Coordinator: STEVE WALLBANK (Braintree Rivers) SUE (EXEC).
For information about the Duke of Edinburgh Partnership and the Schools Shakespearean Partnership, please contact Peter DOWSE.
Young Environmemtalist Coordinator:
Young Musician Coordinator:
Youth Debate Coordinator:
Young Chef Co-ordinator:
Young Photographer/Young Writer Coordinator:
Young Artist Co-ordinnator
Young Technician Co-ordinator:
Young Film Maker Co-ordinator:
Young Scientist Co-ordinator
Life Education Support Team:
Young Citizen: If you are submitting a young person for this Award, download paperwork and submit usually in January 2023 and send a copy of paperwork to myself.
ROTAKIDS/INTERACT/ROTARACT speak to Steve WALLBANK (firstname.lastname@example.org)
RotaKids Lead is Bryan DAVENPORT (email@example.com)
L.A.M.P. (Leadership and Management Programme) – speak to Jan DEAR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
R.Y.L.A. speak to Peter Dowse or SteveWallbank.
YOUTH EXCHANGE/ N.G.S.E.: Coordinator: Peter Dowse (email@example.com) For Camps or Short Term Exchange inform the potential young person to go to youthexchange.org.uk and consider what is required and fill in interest form and it will come to me.
LAMP - The L.A.M.P. Programme is responding to an ever-increasing awareness that Schools/Youth Groups wish to give ever increasing opportunities for young people to gain valuable vocational experience and qualifications. In partnership with the Institute for Leadership and Management Rotary has developed this programme. For further information please contact Jan Dear (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All of the Information leaflets, Entry Forms and Certificate templates are ready and obtainable via, www.rotary.gbi.org/projects/young-people/competitions
‘Nessie Comes to Essex’ I have certificates and badges to hand to the Clubs for distributing to young people who entered the Nessie Competition over a year ago. Many have been given out but I haven’t details of the clubs who submitted the following entries. Please let me know if you have knowledge of the following:- Emmeline Wheatley age 4, Jack Moyes age 6, Keira Moyes age 9, Sophie Finlay age 9, Beatrix Cooke age 8,Holly Breathwick age 10, Lily Battson age 9 and Dia Tiiwari age 10. ++ It is appreciate that the ages are wrong but as they were at submission.
Peter DOWSE and Steve WALLBANK Joint Youth Leads District 1240
more Sacha Martin sponsored by the Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock wins the National Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition 2019-2020
more Information on the Rotary Young Musician Competition (1 page below this)
more RYLA is a fun based activity course designed to introduce students to and build on their existing leadership skills to enable them to grow as young people and accept responsibility within their own community.
more The Rotary Young Leadership Scheme is designed to help young people identify and develop their leadership skills and at the same time be a fun day
more Colchester Royal Grammar School were the Winners. Gorak Rajesh from Colchester Royal Grammar School won Best Speaker
more Brentwood School, Brentwood, Essex Dining Hall: Tower Hall/Weald Hall Hall: Auditorium - Senior category (Ages 14-18 years) Memorial - Intermediate (Ages 11-13 years)
more District 1240 entrants Fleur, Paul and Stephen performed brilliantly in an extremely high standard competition. They were just pipped but we are proud of all the finalists and good luck to the winners in the National Final.
more Again a triumph for the young people of our District with amazing talent on show from our eight finalists: six instrumentalists and two singers performed excellently for trophies and certificates.