Club of Royston
President: Phillip Martin
Youth Activities Committee - Chairman Jonathan Berks
Youth Activities Committee
Working   with   local   schools   and   other   organisations,   Royston   Rotary   seeks   to   provide   a   range   of   opportunities   to   help   young   people
develop   their   skills   and   to   recognise   their   achievements.   Our   main   activities   are   set   out   below.   It   is   our   hope   that   we   may   run   a   full
programme of events this year subject, of course, to complying with whatever Covid restrictions remain in place.
Youth Speaks
This   is   usually   held   in   mid   November   and   we   usually   plan   to   promote   our   24th   Youth   Speaks   featuring   eight   first   schools   and   students
from   years   5-8in   Royston   and   Buntingford.   In   this   event,   students   prepare   and   present   a   talk   on   a   chosen   subject   to   their   parents,
teachers    and    Rotarians.    It    provides    them    an    opportunity    to    practise    their    presentation    skills    in    front    of    an    audience    and    build
confidence in their communication abilities.
Technology Tournament
In   previous   years   we   have   seen   up   to   100   students   from   local   schools   come   together   for   the   Technology   Tournament.   This   event   gives
our   young   people   the   chance   to   work   in   teams   and   improve   their   communication   skills   while   encouraging   them   to   see   Design   and
Technology   as   both   interesting   and   challenging.   Because   of   the   massive   disturbances   in   education   with   the   covid   pandemic   and   its
associated   restrictions,   the   schools   have   been   hesitant   to   re-join   the   technology   tournament   but   we   hope   to   run   them   again   as   soon   as
Their interest is renewed.
Youth Makes Music
Youth   Makes   Music   is   the   largest   of   the   events   Rotary   organises   for   young   people.   A   lot   of   hard   work   is   done   by   the   music   teachers
beforehand   in   selecting   and   rehearsing   the   music   their   students   will   play   leading   up   to   the   concert   itself,   held   at   the   impressive   Saffron
Hall.   In   previous   years,   some   200   students   have   taken   part,   performing   in   front   of   a   capacity   audience   made   up   of   teachers,   family
members,   Rotarians   and   invited   guests.   This   is   a   great   opportunity   for   young   musicians   to   perform   in   front   of   a   big   audience   at   a
prestigious venue and to demonstrate the full range of musical talent that exists in Royston’s schools.
Kids Out
This   is   a   day   out   for   disadvantaged   children   held   at   Wimpole   Hall.   These   youngsters   visit   the   rare   breeds   farm,   ride   the   mini   railway   and
enjoy   a   range   of   activities   including   a   bouncy   castle,   face   painting,   kite   flying   and   a   picnic.   Based   on   previous   years,   we   expect   around
150 youngsters from the local area to enjoy a day of fun.
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