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Our Youth Projects:

Chris Watts, chairman of our Youth Services Committee, summarises a selection of our many initiatives for the younger generation. If you represent a school, youth group or you are a student and would like to get closer to any of these opportunities, please send an email for Chris's attention.
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Youth Speaks
Our inter-school Youth Speaks competitions encourage public speaking skills. Competitions are held at both senior and intermediate levels. Participating schools in recent years have included Magdalen College School, Chenderit School, Winchester House School and Akeley Wood School.
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Young Artist Competition

This competition requires artistic skill, imagination and creativity to interpret a given theme.
There are three age groups between the ages of 7 and 17 years.
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Mock Job Interviews
We continue to organise mock job interviews for hundreds of students at local schools. We are grateful for the significant support of the Friends of Brackley Rotary for these major events.
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“RYLA” - Rotary Youth Leadership Award
RYLA is Rotary's leadership training course for young adults, ages 18 -26, who show the potential and inclination to give leadership to youth through voluntary and/or vocational activities. Based at Grafham Water this residential course encourages personal development during 8 days (7 nights) of activities. Brackley Rotary sponsored young adults on this course in 2012 and 2013.
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Young Chef Competition
This competition offers food technology students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.
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Young Musician Competition
An opportunity for students to showcase instrumental or vocal skills, modern or classical, in the Brackley round of Rotary's national competition.
Eligible students are primarily those in South Northants up to the age of 17. Our annual competition is normally held in November.
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Rotary Youth Exchange Programme There are three opportunities in this programme:
1 Short Term Exchange (STEP) or Summer Holiday Exchange for students between the ages of 15 and 19 to take part in family-to-family reciprocal exchanges with selected students in another country, usually for 3 to 5 weeks in each country. A student from Chenderit School has recently exchanged with a student in Kansas, USA. The same Chenderit student has been on a Youth Exchange camp placement (see below). 2 Camps & Tour Invitations are received each year from Rotary Districts in Continental Europe and increasingly further afield for students between the age of 15 and 25 to take part in adventure, sport or cultural camps. These are normally in the summer months, although there are ski camps in the winter. 3 New Generations Exchange This is seen as an alternative to a gap-year and may occur, for example, before or after a higher education experience. Students between the age of 18 and 25, often in groups but sometimes individuals, take part in a period for anything between three weeks and three months, often gaining vocational experience


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