Youth Speaks



(Photos 2017 & 2019)



Unforeseen circumstances meant that there was no District level (or above) competition for clubs in our District in 2020. The 2019 Regional Final of the Youth Speaks competition was held  on Saturday 23rd March, and the results were:

Intermediate category

1st place              Tytherington High School - RC Macclefield Castle

Best Chairperson    Rhys Curwen, Hutton Grammar School - RC South Ribble

Best Speaker          Carmen Aitken, Wilmslow High School - RC Wilmslow Dean

Best VOT                Emily Doran, Dallam School - RC Kendal South

The entrants from D1180 (The winners of the District competition) were from Birkenhead School and Moreton Hall School - RC's Birkenhead & Oswestry

Senior category

1st place    `             Wilmslow High School - RC Wilmslow Dean


Best Chairperson      Farah Khan, Falinge Park High School - RC Rochdale

Best Speaker            Marcus Grogan, Austin Fryers School - RC Carlisle

Best VOT                  Harriet Hurst, St Brigid's School - RC Denbigh

The entrants from D1180 (The winners of the District competition) were from St Brigid's School and Ysgol Treffynnon - RC's Denbigh & Mold


Rules & Guidance Notes are published annually on the Rotary GB&I website. Please look at the Youth Service home page on this website for the link. Log In is not required, but Rotarians should note that to obtain the entry form and certificates that log in is needed. 


    If, as a school group etc  you are interested in participating in this competition next year, please contact your local Rotary club in the first instance. Clubs can be found via this website. Not every club participates, but they will direct you to a club that does.

    Rotarians who need help or guidance to organise your club or area round, please contact the Youth Speaks District Organiser - link below. It will be helpful to the organiser to have an early indication from clubs thinking of participating. Competition dates will be published here when known, but as a guide, club rounds need to run by mid January. The District round is generally around February or early March, followed by Region in March or April, and then RGBI in May.

    For 2022, the competition is cancelled. Coronavirus restrictions, and with it the very practical difficulties of engaging with schools (who additionally have so much else to contend with) has regrettably forced this conclusion. However, clubs are at liberty to run the competition if they wish - but please bear in mind the comments as above, and complete a careful risk assessment.

    Thought is being given to an alternative-form competition for later in the Rotary year. This might be a Zoom, Teams, or similar presentation. Any club interested should register their interest with the Distict organiser, Mark Philpot. Contact details below.





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