RotaKids 7-12

RotaKids is an exciting way for those 12 and under to lead and engage in important, lively activities that will make a positive difference in their school, in their local community and globally.

RotaKids - This is a bundle of fun for 7 to 12 years olds with energy, enthusiasm and great ideas for making a difference. RotaKids clubs are based in primary schools and work with local Rotary clubs to come up with projects which could be anything from fundraisers to sponsored events. All you need is some imagination.

For information, please see

There is a good deal more on the D1180 RotaKids Facebook site District 1180 Rotakids - Home | Facebook

The birth of Rotakids as part of the Rotary Family has probably been one of the most exciting developments in the Rotary World in the last decade.

Rotakids caters for children aged between 7 and 12 years old and enables those involved to run their own club (in the same way as any Rotary Club operates) with elected officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and its members serving their school and local community by means of project based activities... (which may or may not fund raise as well). In addition to these, each club is expected to be involved with an activity at International level.

Rotakids are the youngest members of the Rotary Family and they provide a unique opportunity for Rotarians, Schools, Parents and Young People to work together. Rotakids believe that achievement, peace and fun go hand in hand and when a new Club is set up each Rotakid makes a special promise:

  • To be fair to all
  • To serve my community
  • To show respect for others
The Rotary Club of Neston set up the first four Rotakids Clubs in District 1180 and now District 1180 has around 20 clubs up and running.
When chartering a new club each Rotakid is presented with a badge, certificate and wrist band. All of our Rotakids have T shirts as well.
Rotakids really add to the great work going on in Schools. The members learn about leadership and management, how to generate ideas and with the help of Rotarians and Teachers how to make their own decisions. Rotakids also bring an exciting and practical approach to their support of the citizenship element of the curriculum by committing to make a difference in their local community and also around the World.

In doing this each Rotakid will enjoy a boost to their confidence and self esteem at a key age, as well as learn new skills and develop an understanding of how their actions can impact on others. This will help to broaden their horizons while making good friends along the way.

Each Rotakids Club is supported by a Rotary Club and this partnership ensures that each Rotakid benefits from being a member as they work to improve the lives of others.
In essence being a Rotakid brings out the best in those who are members.

David Brigden will be pleased to offer advice to any Rotarian thinking of establishing a RotaKids club. David can be contacted via the link below.

RotaKids is a great way of engaging with young people, who, full of enthusiasm, provide great service to their communities.


David BrigdenContact David Brigden about this page:

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)

Related pages...

Welsh Young Writer

more A District-only competition, new for 2020/21

Young Writer

more This competition allows entrants' imaginations to run wild! After being given a theme, participants can choose to write fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem; with the opportunity to express themselves and get creative with the written word.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

more Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. This annual course is normally held at Arthog Outdoor Education Centre in August.

Developing Future Leaders

more Giving young people the chance to develop and grow, while earning an accredited qualification.

Youth Speaks - A Debate

more This competition is designed to encourage young people to develop their creative and presentation skills essential to the art of public speaking.

Young Artist

more Budding young painters, illustrators and artists can showcase their creative flair, with the opportunity to interpret the competition's annual theme and set their creativity free, turning ideas from a blank canvas into a work of art!

Young Filmmaker

more Talented young filmmakers will take their ideas from concept to reality by producing a five-minute short film based on their interpretation of the annual brief; a chance for them to write, edit and direct their own masterpiece!.

Young Environmentalist

more This contest is looking for young people, who care about the planet. Entrants will have the opportunity to present unique solutions to environmental problems, from waste management to climate change, and change how we look at the environment.

Young Musician

more Music is the international language and RGBI has some of the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the world. This competition offers young people the chance to demonstrate their musical skills whether classical or modern.

Interact 12-18

more Interact clubs are clubs for 12-18 year olds. Every year, Interactors complete at least two projects in their communities, one of which is overseas, helping them build friendships and a better understanding with young people in other countries.

Rotary Youth Exchange

more Rotary Youth Exchange is one of Rotary’s earliest Peace initiatives and is widely regarded as one of the best youth exchange programmes in the world.

Rotary Young Citizen Award

more Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland celebrates the achievements of young people with the annual Rotary Young Citizen Awards. These showcase the citizenship and responsibilities demonstrated by people under the age of 25.

Young Chef

more We believe it is important to encourage and develop creativity in young people, including in the kitchen. Sponsored by Filippo Berio, contestants prepare and present a two course meal within a pre-set budget and time limit, judged by an expert panel.

Technology Tournament

more Technology Tournaments are one-day events for teams of four students from local schools and colleges. they are a challenging and enjoyable way for young people to enrich their STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Young Photographer

more The Rotary Young Photographer competition gives participants the chance to express themselves through photography, whilst interpreting the competition’s annual theme in an imaginative way.

back to page above this...

District 1180 Youth Service

back Developing the skills and talents of Young People in our District.