Youth Activities Committee -

Chairman Brian Whittaker

“We seek to encourage our young students to meet fresh challenges and to perform at their very best” Come mid-November 2019 we will promote our 23rd Youth Speaks featuring 8 First Schools and 2 middle Schools from Royston and nearby villages who seek to express themselves on a chosen subject to their parents and their teachers and Rotarians. It is their opportunity to present their ideas and experiences, an important feature of everyday life. The first Wednesday in February 2020 sees 96 students from the 6 Middle Schools and 2 Upper Schools assemble for the Technology Tournament . It’s a chance for team building and improving communication skills and encouraging young people to see Design and Technology as attractive and challenging. We are aiming to introduce Junior Technology Events this year, this is for pupils age 8 to 11 years old. Discussion with the local schools to begin soonest. This Rotary year we have the challenge of organising Youth Makes Music . As always it take a lot of planning and coordination with the Schools and we will once again showcase the depth of Royston’s musical talent. The concert covers a whole range of musical talent presented by 200 pupils and students from our First, Middle and Upper Schools. I would hope that Rotarians will make the journey To Saffron Walden to support the concert. Kids Out is a day out for disadvantaged children to meet up at at Wimpole Estate. These youngsters visit the rare breed farm animals, ride the mini railway, bounce on the castle, fly their kites, laugh at the puppets, have their face painted and picnic. We expect about 150 youngsters from Cambridge, Baldock and Haverhill enjoy a day of fun. We are sponsoring the Rotary Club Art Inspiration Award at this year’s Royston Arts festival as part of the Young Royston Art Society programme. It is hoped we can select a suitable Candidate for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) during this coming Rotary year. District 1260 offer a 3 day leadership course at Amersham Woodrow High House. If any club member knows of any 18-30 year old who would be benefit of such a course please let the Youth committee be aware. An exciting year in prospect! If you would like to know more about our youth activities pleas contact us here.
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