Youth Service is part of the attempt to bring about positive change and quality by fostering and building strong communities. Every event, initiative or project that we run is based around community with the emphasis on youth. Our projects are non-fundraising but in some cases, a fee for admission to view the event is taken.
At District level, the following come under the Youth Service Remit:
Interact and Rotakids
Primary Schools Quiz
Young: Chef, Golfer, Musician, Vocalist, Photographer, Technologist, Citizen, Writer and Artist
South Queensferry Rotary Club are involved in the following
Two pupils from our local High School, Queensferry High, are selected to attend a residential weekend themed on business strategy and practices.
This Club, based in Queensferry High School, involves pupils from S3 to S6 in both community and overseas projects.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
RYLA was set up to demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth and provide an effective training experience for young people and potential leaders.
Two participants, typically one boy and one girl aged 14 up to under 18 are selected from the local community to attend an outward bound leadership camp on the shores of Loch Tay for a week of physical and mental activities.
The selection of our entrant to the District competition is done in partnership with the local Golf Club - Dundas Parks
Young Musician and Vocalist
A competition of music and song for 15 to 18 year olds in the local community with the winners progressing to the Area and then to the district competitions
Sponsored by the Queensferry Gazette to promote and encourage creative writing.
Primary Schools Quiz
The six primary schools in our catchment area compete with teams of 4 pupils, with the winners advancing to the Area, District and National Competitions.
High School JET Programme
We have members who support and assist in this initiative of - coaching in interview techniques, visits to local businesses, talks by tradespeople, mock interviews, CV assembly etc., mainly for the students who are leaving at the end of S4.
Contestants prepare and present a three course meal within a pre-set budget and time limit for a panel of expert judges.
Teams of engineering and science students compete in a one day event to devise and build a solution to a technical task. Solutions are tested and judged against competing teams.
A pilot programme for 2016 for budding artists in local schools, then at a District Final by age category.
We encourage public speaking and presentation skills in young people and this competition showcases thes