The schools programme is lead by the Vocational Services Committee.
Chairman: Clive Bath e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide the vocational knowledge, skill, experience and expertise acquired by rotary club members from their employment for the benefit of the community and young people in particular by structured programmes of learning and development as follows.
To encourage young people to see design and technology as attractive and challenging. To provide opportunities for team building and practicing communication skills, as well as resolving a design and technology problem at National Curriculum level incorporating the assessment criteria.
This programme has yet to be implemented for want of a willing and competent organiser at District level but there is hope that it will be introduced in the near future.
This is a competition designed to provide young people with the opportunity to speak in public whilst learning from others doing the same and accepting impartial assessment of their efforts together with constructive criticism. There are two categories: Intermediate for those aged between 11and 13 years and Senior for those aged between14 and 17 years. Each team comprises a chairperson, a speaker and a proposer of a vote of thanks who are given 2 minutes, 6 minutes and 2 minutes respectively to deliver a subject of their own choosing. The speaker is then given a further 2 minutes to deal with a question from the audience. The rotary club provides 3 impartial adjudicators who will select a winning team from each category who will then go forward to a District semi-final and if successful to the District final which could be followed by Regional and National finals. The Rotary Club of Bridport normally initiates proceedings in January each year.
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD [RYLA ]
RYLA is an intensive training programme designed to develop the leadership skills of young people with potential. The week long course takes place in February at a purpose built complex at Worth Matravers near Swanage and is a mixture of outdoor and classroom professional tuition. The programme concentrates on leadership fundamentals, interpersonal and communication skills, problem solving and conflict management, building confidence and self-esteem together with elements of community and global citizenship. An explanation of the role of Rotary is also included and participants have the opportunity to meet up with Rotarians and learn about other Rotary programmes for young people.
This is a competition designed to encourage young people of 17 years of age and under to develop cookery and food preparation skills , to consider healthy eating options, to prove their organisational and planning skills and to prove their ability to cope in a demanding situation. It provides useful experience for those with aspirations for a career in catering but also for others who simply wish to develop a life skill. The first and local round invites the competitors to produce a 3 course healthy meal for two people costing no more than £6 per head [funded by rotary] with the winner going forward to the District final followed if successful by Regional and National finals. Competitors are allowed 30 minutes setting up time and 2 hours cooking time .Judges are selected for their professsional competence and their ability to relate to young people.
To encourage and support the wealth and diversity of musical talent in young people. The Club has registered its interest and we now need to facilitate a positive local response.