A group of young people. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Submitted by Peter von Bergen
Easthampstead Rotarians, based in Bracknell, in Berkshire, are hoping to inspire all young people at school or in a youth group, and of course all parents, teachers and youth leaders at the start of a brand new year.
Easthampstead Rotarians have launched four new youth competitions – Young Artist, Young Photographer, Young Writer and Young Environmentalist – which are open to all young people aged seven to 17, attending school.
Organiser John Faherty, said: “I have already received early replies from schools expressing their wish to enter Young Artist and Young Photographer, a really encouraging start.”
Each competition has a topic. There is ‘wild nature’ for the young artist and young photographer competitions. ‘My happiest day’ for the young writer competition and for the young environmentalist competition the topic is ‘climate change/carbon reduction’.
Full details of all four competitions can be found on the club’s website, and any questions can be emailed to organiser, John Faherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The theme of this year’s United Nations International Youth Day ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action‘, highlighted the importance and value of young people’s contributions locally and globally.
Easthampstead Rotarians – Making a Difference in the Community – Locally and Internationally
During the Covid-19 pandemic the club have still managed to have fun with visiting speakers at their zoom meetings. Recently a Gin Meister, and coming up will be Reading University’s Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans on ‘Fighting Social Exclusion’.
Their recent support has focused on the Foodbanks in Bracknell and Wokingham, and The Cowshed, a relatively new charity in Berkshire that provides clothing and other items for individuals and families experiencing hardship in these difficult times.