Youth Service

Pages about how Rotary works with youth


Pages about how Rotary works with youth

ROTARY DISTRICT 1240 – YOUTH ACTIVITIES

INTERACT-   My grateful thanks to Steve Wallbank for updating the latest information on our Interact Clubs.  It is noticeable that we are not supporting our Interact Clubs in some instances and they are slowly declining and need little help from us.  Two thriving Interact Clubs which were looked after by the late Thurrock Gateway Club seem to have declined, unless a Rotary Club knows the latest.  One Club is in Grays and one close to Basildon.  If a club is willing to visit and resurrect the clubs please contact Steve.

ROTAKIDS-  Bryan Davenport (Heybridge Blackwater)is our RotaKids Coordinator, he hopes to arrange a RotaKids Conference later on this Rotary Year, liaising with the Head Teacher, Mike Walsh, from St Mary’s Academy, Kelvedon.  He reminds Rotary Clubs that we should, like Interact, keep in touch with schools with RotaKids Clubs especially when some move to Secondary Schools.  He presents outgoing Presidents of RotaKids Clubs with a Past President badge and visits the Secondary School with a view to starting an Interact Club – A Pathway to Citizenship.

RYLA - Please note that our District is the first to run an ILM Certificate Course for RYLA participants.  Phil Grigg has forwarded a full report on this to all Club secretaries so please read and note.  I feel this enhances the Rotary Award and I wish it all success.

YOUNG MUSICIAN – After several meetings, the hosting of this Rotary Year’s Young Musician will be our responsibility.  We were the first District to run the competition so we have the expertise.  It is looking that the final will be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford on Saturday 4th MAY 2019. Click here for more information.

YOUNG CHEF – Although we await a date, the Regional Final Final will be hosted by District 1240.(see dates below as update)

YOUNG ARTIST – Unfortunately, Anita Davey from Dunmow Club will no longer be running this competition which is purely a District 1240 competition but I am looking for a coordinator.

IT AND BIG BANG (YOUNG TECHNICIAN) -  This is an ever growing competition and we need a coordinator please.  I have been informed a Rotarian from 1260 will train us in how to run this exciting competition but need one or two volunteers, please.  UPDATE – I am speaking to a potential organiser so please ‘watch this space.

UNDER 12 FOOTBALL - To be a RIBI supported competition, there needs to be a 50% plus District support.  Unfortunately, this hasn’t been reached yet and is funded by a District in the Midlands. It may cease to continue but I have written to Home Committee to see if it can continue.  We have provided a team supported by the South Woodham Ferrers Club for the last two years and I thank them.  Should we have our own District Competition?  Let me know.

YOUTH EXCHANGE/ NEW GENERATION SERVICE EXCHANGE   I have been pushing these excellent projects for many years.  Please spread the word to our young people.  All applicants need do is apply on line to youthexchange.org.uk and the rest is simple.  I receive the report and contact the local Rotary Club and request support (not money).  NGSE is for over 18 wishing to spend a short period in another country on humanitarian aid or vocational knowledge. Really good for a Gap Year or once leaving University or School.  

YOUTH SPEAKS – After feedback via the Youth Service National Survey it is apparent that there will be a Youth Debating Competition to replace Youth Speaks but more when I receive further information.  It is suggested that is what Schools now require.  

YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER – Theme this year is ‘THE BEAUTY OF NATURE’.

YOUNG WRITER – Theme this year, ‘MY INSPIRATION’.

YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER & YOUNG WRITER – Closing dates TO BE WITH National Coordinator are 6th April 2019.  

YOUNG CITIZEN /DISTRICT YOUNG ACHIEVER  I say this every year that we must have many young people who should be entered for the National Young Citizen Competition where entries are required (copy of entry to me) before end of January 2019.  All of those entering who are not selected for Final at Nottingham will be entered into District 1240 Young Achiever where there is a trophy and cash prize.

DATES OF FINALS;   I will circulate all District and Regional Final Dates at a later date but please find Regional and National Final Dates that I have below.

DISTRICT FINALS:

Youth Speaks:  Intermediate. Wednesday 27th FEBRUARY 2019 at Council Chambers, County Hall.

         Senior. Wednesday 6th MARCH 2019 (same venue). To be confirmed.

Young Chef:  (Likely)  Saturday 23rd FEBRUARY 2019 at Chelmsford College.

Young Musician:  Saturday 9th MARCH at 7p.m.  in Chelmsford Cathedral.

Young Photographer/Writer:  9th MARCH 2019. To Jenny Versey (Coordinator).

REGIONAL FINALS :

Youth Speaks – 9th March 2019 Hosted by District 1130.

Young Chef – Saturday 27th APRIL 2019 (To be confirmed) Colchester Institute, Colchester. Hosted by District 1240

Young Musician – date tba. Hosted by District 1080

Rotary GBI NATIONAL YOUTH FINALS 2019 

Youth Speaks- 12th May 2019 –Rotary Showcase. Nottingham

Young Chef – 27th April 2019 – Leeds City College, Leeds, West Yorkshire

  Hosted by District 1040

Young Musician – 4th May 2019 – Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford

Hosted by District 1240.

Young Citizen – 12th May 2019 – Rotary Showcase. Nottingham

Please let me know if you want me to speak to your club on Youth matters.

N.B. It is likely that future finals will be held at the Rotary Showcase Weekends.  It is expected to commence in 2019/20 with RIBI President Elect Donna Wallbank in BIRMINGHAM in May 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: THE YOUTH COMPETITION APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND READY TO DOWNLOAD FROM ROTARY GBI WEBSITE – MEMBERS SITE – YOUTH COMPETITIONS- GO TO THE RESPECTIVE COMPETITION AND DOWNLOAD FORMS.

YOUTH SERVICE COMMITTEE 

Chairman: PETER DOWSE (Brentwood Breakfast)

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Youth Exchange / New Generation Service Exchange Co-ordinator: PETER DOWSE (Brentwood Breakfast).  

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For information about the Duke of Edinburgh Partnership and the Schools Shakespearean Partnership, please contact Peter DOWSE.

District Interact Chairman:  STEVE WALLBANK (Braintree Rivers)

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Young Musician Co-ordinator: ANDREW ALLEN

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Youth Speaks Co-ordinator: ANN HOLMES (Kelvedon & District)

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Young Chef: GLORIA NICHOLS (Brentwood Breakfast)

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YoungWriter: /Young Photographer: JENNY VERSEY (Dunmow) 

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RYLA Co-ordinator: PHIL GRIGG (Hadleigh Castle)

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Rotakids Co-ordinator: Bryan Davenport (Heybridge Blackwater).

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Young Artist:  Awaited. (Contact Peter Dowse)

Young Technician Co-ordinator: Awaited. (Contact Peter Dowse)

Under 12’s Football Competition Coordinator: BOB BARCLAY 

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Life Education Support Team:  Chairman; PETER DOWSE (Details as Above).

Other Committee Members:  

COLIN GEORGE (Stort Valley)

ROB SHARRATT (Manningtree Stour Valley)

ROSIE BEECHER (Wickford)

MIKE GRIFFIN (Braintree & Bocking)

MARTIN BUDZINSKI (Stort Valley).

AG Rep:  Ann Holmes



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Young Musician 2018-2019

Information on the Rotary Young Musician Competition

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District 1240 Youth Team - August Newsletter

Update on the activities of the Youth Team

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RYLA - Youth Leadership Awards

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Young Photographer 2018 Senior Winner

Young Photographer 2018 - The Senior Winner was LILY BROOK sponsored by Brentwood Breakfast from Brentwood School.

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RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) 2018

District Southern Heats in South Ockendon

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Young Chef 2017

Thurrock's Answer to Jamie Oliver - Sasha Martin from Gateway Academy wins the District Heat

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The Intermediate Winners- Brentwood School

Youth Speaks Competition 2018

The winners of the intermediate event were Brentwood School and the senior event was won by Bishops Stortford High School

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GLC Mathletics 1st Place Tudor Court & Rotary Club President

It’s Ten out of Ten for Thurrock Primary Schools

This year The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock held their fourth annual Mathletics Competition for Thurrock Primary Schools.

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Poem for the Queen's 90th Birthday

A competition was run in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday. In this young people had to write a Poem

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Picture shows Sasha with the cup and the meal she prepared.

Sasha is crowned Thurrock"™s young chef 2016

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Young Photographer 2016

The winning entry was submitted by Kate Blandford who was the Southend entry and who was the runner up at District level

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Young Musicians 2016

The District 1240 heats were held recently

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RYLA 2016 (Southern Heat)

The Rotary Young Leadership Scheme is designed to help young people identify and develop their leadership skills and at the same time be a fun day

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Rtn. Peter Minter with the members of the Interact Club

Chartering of the Interact Club of Grays Convent High School

The July 6th saw the Chartering of the Interact Club of Grays Convent High School.

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Youth Speaks Intermediate Finals

Colchester Royal Grammar School were the Winners. Gorak Rajesh from Colchester Royal Grammar School won Best Speaker

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Youth Speaks Finals: good luck to our teams: Colchester Royal Grammar School and the Ursuline Convent School

Brentwood School, Brentwood, Essex Dining Hall: Tower Hall/Weald Hall Hall: Auditorium - Senior category (Ages 14-18 years) Memorial - Intermediate (Ages 11-13 years)

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Young Musician Regional Competition, St. Faith's College Cambridge

District 1240 entrants Fleur, Paul and Stephen performed brilliantly in an extremely high standard competition. They were just pipped but we are proud of all the finalists and good luck to the winners in the National Final

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District 1240 entrants Fleur, Paul and Stephen

Young Musician Regional Competition, St. Faith's College Cambridge

District 1240 entrants Fleur, Paul and Stephen performed brilliantly in an extremely high standard competition. They were just pipped but we are proud of all the finalists and good luck to the winners in the National Final.

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Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock supports the youth of Thurrock

On Sunday 26th April, a group of youngsters from Thurrock took part in the RYLA (Rotary Young Leaders Award) which was run at the Danbury Youth Centre

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Congratulations to our Youth Speaks Teams

Wins for both our Intermediate and Senior Youth Speaks Teams at Rotary Regional Youth Speaks finals in London. Well done to Colchester Grammar School and Brentwood Ursuline Convent School. Now to the national finals on 10 May at Brentwood School.

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Youth Speaks District Finals – Intermediate and Senior winners

Another successful year for our Rotary Youth Speaks District finals held in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Chelmsford. This year eight schools were competing in the Intermediate Category and seven in the Seniors, a record attendance.

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Youth Speaks - Senior

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Youth Speaks - Intermediate

This competition will be held at the Council Chamber, County Hall in Chelmsford

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Young Musician District Final

Again a triumph for the young people of our District with amazing talent on show from our eight finalists: six instrumentalists and two singers performed excellently for trophies and certificates.

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Young Musicians Competition

The 2015 finals of the District Young Musicians competition will be held at Chelmsford Cathedral

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Grays Thurrock 'Youth Speaks'

The Rotary Club of Grays Thurrock 'Youth Speaks' competition

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Sea Cadet gets an opportunity to join the Rebels

On Thursday evening the Thurrock Sea Cadets T.S. ‘Dragon’ held their annual carol service at St Clement Church, West Thurrock which concluded with the presentations of awards..

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Kids Out in Southend

Once again, members of local Rotary Clubs sponsored special needs children and carers from their local areas to have a day out in Southend on Sea.

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