Once again, Lord Petre, Lord Lieutenant for Essex, was the principal Guest of Honour at the District Young Musician competition, in Chelmsford Cathedral on 14 February. Six instrumentalists and two singers performed excellently for trophies and certificates.
Young Musician of the Year was Stephen Payne (sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in Havering), whose performance on the French Horn was described by chairman of the adjudicators, Patrick McCarthy, as “well-nigh flawless”. Runner-up was Paul Armitage (Colchester), whose piano playing Patrick said assured him of a great career.
Singer of the Year was Fleur Sumption (Chelmsford), with a varied selection of songs; Runner-up was Abbie Gunnell (South Woodham Ferrers), performing two show songs. All four of these exciting youngsters will go forward to represent District 1240 at the Regional competition on 22 March, at St. Faith’s College Cambridge.
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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 This year The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock held their fourth annual Mathletics Competition for Thurrock Primary Schools.
more A competition was run in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday. In this young people had to write a Poem
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 The July 6th saw the Chartering of the Interact Club of Grays Convent High School.
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 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 On Sunday 26th April, a group of youngsters from Thurrock took part in the RYLA (Rotary Young Leaders Award) which was run at the Danbury Youth Centre
more Wins for both our Intermediate and Senior Youth Speaks Teams at Rotary Regional Youth Speaks finals in London. Well done to Colchester Grammar School and Brentwood Ursuline Convent School. Now to the national finals on 10 May at Brentwood School.
more Another successful year for our Rotary Youth Speaks District finals held in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Chelmsford. This year eight schools were competing in the Intermediate Category and seven in the Seniors, a record attendance.
more This competition will be held at the Council Chamber, County Hall in Chelmsford
more The 2015 finals of the District Young Musicians competition will be held at Chelmsford Cathedral
more The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock 'Youth Speaks' competition
more On Thursday evening the Thurrock Sea Cadets T.S. ‘Dragon’ held their annual carol service at St Clement Church, West Thurrock which concluded with the presentations of awards..
more Once again, members of local Rotary Clubs sponsored special needs children and carers from their local areas to have a day out in Southend on Sea.
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