To see our new video just click WE ARE BLACKPOOL SOUTH ROTARY. Get a snapshot of what we did in 2016.
To accompany the visuals you can listen to Honorary Member and Rotary Town Crier Barry McQueen playing the Post Horn Gallop, followed by his rendition of ‘My Little Ukulele’ from George Formby’s1935 film ‘Off the Dole’. As a contrast, by kind permission of Honorary Member Tony Jo, listen to the superb group ‘Bond Legacy’ singing ‘Skyfall’ and to wrap it up we have Peter Jebson playing the Mighty Tower Ballroom Wurlitzer.
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Blackpool Tower is a welcome sight to those coming to Blackpool and promises a warm welcome to all.
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Congratulations to Blackpool South Rotary member Cllr John Singleton JP who on the 10th May 2017 was elected as Mayor of Fylde Borough for the municipal year 2017/2018. John's wife Mrs Geraldine Singleton MBE was appointed Mayoress. We are sure that John and Geraldine will be excellent ambassadors for Fylde Borough and give great service.
Councillor John Singleton JP being led in for his induction.
Above: The Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor John Singleton JP with his Mayoress Mrs Geraldine Singleton MBE.
On the 6th April, the artwork and presentation skills of Highfield’s young students resulted in a full page in The Gazette’s ‘Study Zone’ columns. Our thanks go to Education Reporter Sonja Astbury and The Gazette for their support.
Above Picture courtesy of The Gazette.
Rotary District 1190 (Cumbria & Lancashire) 2017 Conference took place at Southport’s Theatre & Conference Centre during the weekend of the 10th – 12th March. The theme for the conference was ‘Be Inspired’ and there was much inspiration on show from Blackpool’s Highfield Leadership Academy students.
Ten students submitted artwork for the District Rotary Young Artist Competition in the 14 – 17 years age group. The theme was ‘Reflection’ and the judging criterion was: Imagination & style; Content and composition; and Interpretation of the theme.
All the artwork was on display in the Conference Exhibition Hall. The high standard of the artwork made judging a difficult task but it was pleasing to see that in the 14 – 17 year age category the Highfield students were once again triumphant, (having taken a District first place last year):
· Amy Tomlinson was District Winner with her work ‘Double Reflection’.
· Codie Cooper was Runner Up with her work ‘Reflection through a horse’s eye’.
· Maddison Scharmann was Highly Commended for her work ‘The Black Dog’.
All the students deserve congratulations for producing such talented work.
Above: Amy Tomlinson's winning entry 'DOUBLE REFLECTION'
Note: If you wish to see a short slide show of the 10 submissions, click on Photo Galleries above, then on 'Rotary Young Artist 2016 - 2017'.
Also appearing at the Conference was Highfield’s Head Boy & Head Girl Aiden Fairclough and Lauren Jones. They had been selected by the District Governor to give a short presentation about their experience attending the Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN), at Castle Head Field Study Centre, Grange-Over-Sands last October. RYPEN is an Outward Bound type course. It was great experience for Lauren and Aiden who spoke during the Youth Section on the Sunday morning. They had an audience of over 200 delegates and guests including Eve Conway, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) President. Their presentation was well received.
Also appearing on stage that morning was Guest Speaker Nicki Chapman the TV presenter.
All the young artists and the Head Boy & Head Girl were fine ambassadors for Highfield Leadership Academy and Blackpool South Rotary Club.
Above: The Sergeant at Arms going over a few things with Aiden and Lauren.
Above: Lauren and Aiden giving their presentation.
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