|Challenge Enterprise||Ken Robertson|
|Primary School Quiz||Sandy Mackenzie|
|Young Artist||Jim Hettrick|
|Young Golfer||Ian Jess|
|Young Musician||Bill Campbell|
|Young Musician - Assist||Jim Orr|
|Young Musician - Assist||Ian Mills|
|Young Technologist||Mick Pawley|
|Young Photographer||Andy Pearson|
|Young Writer||Jackie Grigor|
|Young Environmentalist - Assist||Denis Robson|
|Youth Speaks||Bill Christie|
|Rotakids & Interact||Gail Savage|
|Rotakids & Interact - Assist||Mary Sneddon|
Rotary programmes for students and youth can change the lives of those who participate. Through these programmes, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.
We encourage all family members to take part in activities and programmes, and specifically offers the chance for young people to develop personal skills and a better awareness of problems that face the world today. This is an opportunity to meet, work and have a great time with like-minded young people, guided and supported by Rotarians
Follow this link to access RotaryGB&I's Youth Competition Information Packs and Application Forms
The overall organiser for the District Competitions in District 1320 (Scotland South) is Bill Campbell, District Youth Service Chair (see DMS for contact details).
There are three face-to-face competitions in which young people may participate:
• Young Chef
• Young Musician
• YouthSpeaks: A Debate
We believe it is important to encourage and develop creativity in young people and that includes creativity in the kitchen. Cooking amongst young people is a growing interest and a valuable life skill.
Sponsored by Filippo Berio, contestants prepare and present a three-course meal within a pre-set budget and time limit, which is judged by an expert panel.
Young people learn to:
• Cook a healthy meal
• Develop food presentation skills
• Consider food hygiene issues
• Develop organisational and planning skills
• Develop ability to cope in a demanding situation
The Rotary Young Chef competition is run over the course of a school year, in two or three different heats at club level, district and regional culminating in a national final which will be held on 20th April 2024.
The competition is open to students in full time education aged 11-17.
Music is the international language and Great Britain and Ireland is home to some of the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the world.
We celebrate this talent with a sequence of competitions that offer thousands of young people the chance to demonstrate their musical skills whether classical or modern.
Young people can share their gift of song or mastery of a musical instrument in Rotary’s Young Musician competition.
Participants will get the chance to experience performing on a public stage and receive feedback from experienced judges, plus it offers a great chance for future collaboration with fellow musicians.
Entrants can be either a vocalist or instrumentalist.
The Rotary Young Musician competition is run over the course of a school year, in two or three different heats at club level, district, regional and culminating in the national final which will be held in Manchester on 21st April 2024.
Youth Speaks: A Debate
This competition is designed to encourage the development of creativity and presentation skills essential to the art of public speaking.
This has been demonstrated by the enthusiasm of students from the many schools who previously have participated in Youth Speaks.
In teams of three, participants present arguments and points of discussion, before taking questions from the judging panel who are, themselves, skilled orators. Presentations last for 15 minutes.
Participants can select a topic which is important to them, giving them an opportunity to delve deep into research, formulate ideas and build confidence.
The Rotary Youth Speaks: A Debate competition is run over the course of a school year, in two or three different heats; club level, district, regional and national final which will be held over the weekend of 20th/21st April 2024.
Young Artist: (material from Jim Hettrick)
Young Environmentalist: (material from Angela Samson)
Primary School Quiz
District 1320 Primary Quiz
The Quiz is aimed at Primary 7 pupils who compete in teams of four. There are ten rounds of questions covering General Knowledge and a variety of other topics. The winners at Club level go forward to the District Final and this year proceed to a Scottish final.