Supporting Our Schools

Thousands of youngsters, throughout the country, take part every year in Rotary youth competitions. Magna sponsors many pupils from our schools in Southampton.

Rotary Technology Tournaments
Technology Tournaments are one day events for multiple teams of four students to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) by collectively solving a previously unseen technology task.

Rotary also offers Junior Technology Tournaments for younger pupils in partnership with the Rochester Bridge Trust.

Each team is required to design, develop, build and then test their solution, with the tournament offering a fun way to develop team building, communication and time management skills. Technology_Tournament_leaflet.pdf

Rotary Youth Speaks
Challenge your public speaking abilities and perform, persuade and entertain the audience with your display of wit and knowledge of a topic.

In teams of three participants present arguments and points of discussion, before taking questions from the judging panel who are, themselves, skilled orators.

Participants can select a topic which is important to them, giving them an opportunity to delve deep into research, formulate ideas and build confidence.  Youth-Speaks-Information-Pack-2018-19.pdf

Rotary Young Chef
The Rotary Young Chef competition, sponsored by Filippo Berio, gives entrants the chance to put their culinary skills to the test and be judged by leading industry professionals.

Entrants plan and cook a three course meal, develop their food presentation skills and gain experience in high pressure situations.

Whether you're keen for a culinary career or just an enthusiastic home cook, this competition is a fantastic opportunity.

This is well worth the hard work; a trip to Tuscany and a cash prize. Young-Chef-Information-Pack-2018-19.pdf

Rotary Young Musician
Share your 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. Young-Musician-Information-Pack-2018-19.pdf

Rotary Young Photographer
Photography has the power to capture special places, moments and memories.

The Rotary Young Photographers competition gives participants the chance to express themselves through photography, interpret the competition's annual brief in an imaginative way and experiment with digital and traditional methods. Young-Photographer-Information-Pack-2018-19.pdf

Rotary Young Writer
This competition offers participants chance to express themselves and get creative with the written word.

After being given a theme, participants can choose to write fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem. It's a chance to be imaginative.  Young-Writer-Information-Pack-2018-19.pdf

Rotary Young Citizens Awards
These awards recognise young people under the age of 25 who have demonstrated their commitment to citizenship, goodwill and understanding through various activities.

The awards can be for individuals or groups, for projects and initatives that showcase positive citizenship and the important responsiblities assumed by young peolpe.

Winners receive trophies and a £500 prize for their chosen charity.

Nominees do not necessarily have to be working on a Rotary project to be eligible, they just have to be recognised by a local Rotary club as worthy of nomination.

RYLA
The Rotary Youth Leadership Award programme is an intensive training experience for young people aged between 14 and 30. RYLA-Information-Sheet.pdf

Mock Interviews
Magna is involved with several schools in the Southampton area. We are always looking for more schools that feel these Mock Interviews will give considerable help in many ways to their pupils.

If you or your school would like to find out more about these competitions, please contact Chris Nixon. Details at the bottom of this page.

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