Youth Activities

In this section you will find guidance on the various youth activities happening around the District. It is frequently updated so please visit regularly.

Rotakids

Youth Activities in Rotary North East

At the beginning of this Rotary Year (July 2021), our District had 26 Rotakids Clubs, 10 Interact Clubs, and 3 Rotaract Clubs, with more Rotakids and Interact Clubs in the early stages of formation.

Although we are not yet completely clear of COVID restrictions, most Rotary Youth Competitions have been cleared to take place this Rotary year. However, RGB&I have declared that there will be no national finals of Young Musician, Young Chef or Youth Speaks in 2022.  RGB&I will only hold national finals for those competitions which do not require face-to-face engagement, namely Young Photographer, Young Writer, Young Artist, Young Environmentalist and Young Film-maker.  We will run District heats for all of the Youth Competitions that have Club entries, though some of these will be on-line rather than face-to-face again this year.

We hope to run the Technology Tournament and RYLA again in 2022, after taking a year out because of COVID restrictions.

Bring It On North East, which originated as an idea from Sunderland Rotary, was run as a virtual event in 2020 and 2021, as the COVID restrictions made it impossible to bring together 1500 young people into an indoor event safely. This year though the event returns to its live venue in the Beacon of Light. Wed 12th and Thu 13th Oct 2022 are the dates for your diary. 

Please visit the pages below to find out more about Rotakids, Interact, Rotaract, Youth Competitions, RYLA, and Rotary Youth Exchange (STEP and Long-term programmes).

Speakers available:

Jean and Keith Best are happy to do Zoom presentations on the Peace Project they have developed. This has been adopted at Barnard Castle through Rotary Barnard Castle and at North Durham Academy Stanley supported by Derwentside Club. Please let me know if you would like Jean and Keith to do a presentation at your club meeting.

DGN Chris Baylis is available to give a Zoom presentation about the Rotary Technology Tournament, Greenpower, or The Growth of Electric Cars in the North East.

Peter Chandler - District Youth Services Chair

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Rotakids in Action

Rotary Alnwick focus on the Environment

more Rotakids planting trees and Young Environmentalist Success

RYLA

RYLA

more RYLA will restart in 2022 and bookings are open now. Two events will be run this year as high demand is expected.

Rotaract

Rotaract

more Our three Rotaract Clubs (Tyneside, Durham and Darlington) are not only very active, but also working together very effectively.

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

more No Youth Exchanges are expected in RGB&I this Rotary year, and our District has no immediate plans to organise a Youth Exchange next year.

Rotakids

Rotakids

more Rotakids in Rotary North East

Interact

Interact

more Our District now has more than ten active Interact Clubs, with two more in the pipeline for chartering later.

Youth Competitions

Youth Competitions

more There are links here to the documentation needed to guide your Young People through the various Rotary competitions (10 pages below this)