At the start of the year it was unclear what sort of activities would be possible over the year with Covid-19 restrictions still in place. Schools suffered problems with staff and pupil absences during the winter, though the situation has eased a little through the spring.
The aim was to get at 10 schools involved in our activities over the year and in the end we managed to get 8 involved in our Youth Competitions.
ROTARY YOUTH COMPETITION SUMMARY
· Young Writer – A good response from a number of schools with some excellent work presented. Thanks to Grace Strachan, Aileen North and May King for carrying out marking duties on over 90 entries. Two strong pieces of work went to the District final, Jospeh Jones (Culross) and Cameron Craig(Carnock) but neither were successful. Winners and Runners-Up read out their work at the Youth Celebration, with Cameron offering a particularly impressive piece of public speaking.
· Young Photographer – Supported by a number of schools, in particular Carnock and St Serf’s. Our Junior winner Lottie Cook was marked Commended in the District Competition. Thanks to Ewan Archibald for final judging.
· Young Artist – Superb response from a number of schools with a total entry of 180. Club Junior winner Sophia Rose Hanlin (Limekilns) was mistakenly included in the Intermediate category by District, but still managed a Commended (effectively third place). Could be interesting next year as she’s still eligible for the Junior Competition… Thanks to Rotary members for helping with the judging.
· Young Film Maker - Well supported by Carnock Primary School, though sadly no District Competition. Thanks to Carolyn Scott for judging this competition.
· Young Environmentalist – Supported by Carnock P6/7 who showed plenty of enthusiasm and we hope this will encourage others to get involved.
· Technology Challenge – Access to schools has been very difficult and competition now unlikely to take place.
PRIMARY SCHOOLS QUIZ
With access into schools impossible it was decided not to hold the Quiz this year.
Niav Anderson from Crossford applied for RYLA via the District website. Aileen and myself had a chat to Niav and found her to be an excellent candidate, after which we secured her a place on the Camp which takes places in first week of July this year. We looking forward to hearing Niav’s account of her experiences upon return.
YOUTH CELEBRATION EVENING
The year ended with an excellent Youth Celebration Evening, well supported by parents, pupils and staff. Thanks go to the club members who turned out in good numbers to support the event and make visitors welcome.
Thanks for the support and assistance from the Youth Committee through the year as we have come out of lockdown, namely Aileen North, Grace Strachan and Alan Farquharson. Thanks also to Ewan Archibald who provided assistance ‘on the quiet’ after leaving regular club Membership.
Robert North (Youth Services Convenor)
more 331 entries received in total for Young Artist, Young Filmmaker, Young Environmentalist, Young Photographer and Young Writer
more Experiment with Filmmaking, using digital or traditional methods
more New for this Rotary Year
more The West Fife part of the wider Rotary Competition
more The West Fife part of the wider Rotary Competition
more Information about the 2021-22 competition
more This has been a very challenging year in schools, however in discussion with some Headteachers and Teachers I have been in awe of how they have risen to the challenges in many ways
more Well done to all our entrants and thank you all for participating
more To encourage entries the Club has donated art materials to Blairhall Primary School
more Report to the 2020 AGM by convenor Aileen North
more The West Fife Primary School Quiz took place on Thursday 27th February in Cairneyhill PS.
more Club President Brian Mitchell and the club’s Youth Activities convenor Aileen North are shown with School head teacher Mrs Gresty and four of the children at the official presentation.
more The Rotary Club of West Fife celebrated their successful youth activities year
more Seven local schools made it a close contest with Cairneyhill Primary and Community School winning the trophy with a score of 97.
more Report to the 2018 AGM by convenor Aileen North
more Crossford win again
more Summary of activities in current year. We have once again sponsored two classes at the Fife Festival of Music earlier this year.
more Proposals for Rotary Year commencing 1 July 2016
more Success for Culross and Crossford Primary Schools. Rotary Young Writer winners and Primary school winners
more West Fife schools local PSQ competition in Crossford PS 16 March. Progressing now to Aberdeen for District Finals
more Update since Report to Club Assembly
more Activities proposed in Rotary year 2015/16
more Winners of the Rotary Club of West Fife's Primary School Quiz were Crossford PS
more Crossford cantered into an early lead for the first three rounds but then saw that clawed back for them to be overtaken by the winners Camdean Primary School.
more New Generations Committee report to Club Assembly for Rotary year 2013-14
more Report to AGM - 1st May 2012
more Report to Club AGM
more The West Fife Club hosted the 2011 Zone final at Camdean Primary School on Wednesday 18th May.
more The 2011 West Fife Primary Schools Quiz was held at Crossford Primary School on Thursday 10th March.
more Crossford won through to the Zone Final
more Donald MacKay's report to the 2009 AGM
more Crossford PS beat off Carnock in second and somewhile leaders Cairneyhill to win
more The winners were Camdean PS
more Held in Crossford Primary School, the event was won by the host team who progressed to the Zone Final in Cupar
more In a fiercely contested competition Cairneyhill Primary School came from behind to pip the hosts, Crossford to pick up the Bank of Scotland Trophy
more Crossford trailed Culross by six points at half way but clawed back their deficit to win by three points.
more Saline Primary School emerged as clear winners scoring 94 points
back Primary Schools linked to Rotary Club of West Fife:- Blairhall, Cairneyhill, Carnock, Crossford, Camdean, Culross, Inzievar, Holy Name, Limekilns, Milesmark, St Serfs, Saline, Torryburn, Tulliallan. Secondary Schools:- Queen Anne and Woodmill