Youth Service

Welcome to the Youth Services Pages of the District 1070 website.

Here you will find information about the exciting range of Activities and Competitions we will be running during the course of the year. Do have a browse and see what’s on offer. If you would like more information on any of the activities just contact the Rotarian coordinating it. If you cannot find what you are looking for just email me.

I look forward to your participation.

Regards  Rodney Spokes    Chair of Youth Services 

The  range of programmes for students and youth offered by the clubs of  Rotary District 1070  can change the lives of those who participate.

Through these programmes and competitions, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.

Rotary competitions are designed to enable young people to demonstrate and develop their skills and talents and to build their levels of self confidence and life skills.

The programmes and competitions take place at local, regional, national and international levels.

A summary of the programmes are shown in the Youth Services handbook with full details shown on the individual web pages. Just click on the appropriate link  to see some of what Rotary has to offer.

Download the 2017-18 (January 2018) Youth Services Handbook here

Download the 2018-19 Youth services handbook here


In view of the many Youth Opportunities which take place in Youth Services, please follow the links below for the area which interests you.

Logo: Rotakids

Logo: Interact


Logo: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Logo: Rotary Youth Exchange

Graphic: Rotary District 1070 Young Chef Competition

Logo: Rotary Young Musician 2009

Logo: Young writer competition logo. A quill pen hovering over a copperplate script on page.

Graphic: Rotary Young Designer Competition

Graphic: Rotary District 1070 Youth Speaks Competition

Graphic: Rotary District 1070 Young Photographer Competition.

Graphic: Rotary Youth Camps

Link to page for Young Artist Competition.

Logo: Rotary Young Citizen Awards (Click to link to page)

Link: Rotary Star logo links to Rotary Star information page.




For additions or corrections  to the  Youth Services website please contact Richard Warr  Rotary Club of Northampton West

You can download the RIBI Youth Service information from the RIBI Website ( you will need to log in as a member)

To go to the source RIBI page it is and select Competitions or Interact.

If you have a question for any of the team below, please complete the form and they will respond as soon as possible, thank you



Rotary Club of:


Rodney Spokes


Rotary International Programs:


Ngaire Hall



Ken Billington

Huntingdon Cromwell

Young RYLA

Maureen Gariff

Lincoln Colonia

Youth Exchange

Mark Deutsch

Kettering Huxloe

New Generation Service Exchange

Colin Yarwood

Peterborough Orton

Rotary in Britain & Ireland (RIBI) Programs & Competitions:

Competitions Coordinator & Youth pages webmaster

Richard Warr

Northampton West


Lesley Tyers

Loughborough Beacon

Young Citizen

Richard Warr

Northampton West

Young Chef

Fay Barrett

Spalding & Welland

Young Musician

Moira Bartlett


Young Photographer

Eoin Martyn


Youth Speaks

Richard Wells


Young Scientist

Les Dodd

Market Harborough

Technology Tournament

Peter Glennon

Nene Valley

Young Writer

Richard Warr

Northampton West

District Competitions:

Young Designer

Colin Derrick


Rotary Stars

Lesley Tyers

 Loughborough Beacon


Chris Milnes

Lindum Lincoln

Young Artist Eoin Martyn  Towcester
Peace TBC

Liaison Assistant Governor

Nigel Aaron

Oadby Launde

Rotary District 1070 – Rotary Rotaract Committee 2017-18


Jim Davies

Market Harborough

District 1070 Rotaract Committee

District Rotaract Representative

Chris Wells 

Market Harborough Rotaract

Youth news

18/12/17   YOUNG WRITER 2017/18 – EXTRA.

To celebrate the future wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle  in MAY 2018 at Windsor Castle  Rotary is running another ‘one off’ competition which will run in parallel with our annual Young Writer Competition. The title of the competition is ‘A Poem for the Wedding of (Prince) Harry and Meghan (Markle). 

In this competition there will be two age categories.  Submissions must be from those ages, 7 – 11 and 12-17 years.  Once entries have been received by the  District 1070 organiser  by 21st March 2018,  one winner from each age group  winners will be sent to the RIBI competition organiser.  A certificate will be prepared and sent to each of those whose poem has been sent on behalf of the respective District The two winning poems from each District will be sent to Prince Harry and Meghan with a letter attached from the  R.I.B.I. President Denis SPILLER.  It is hoped that we will be able to send off a maximum of 50 poems, i.e. two from each District.  For full information check out the Young Writer Competition page

27/11/17 Youth Services hand book updated December 2017 with dates and venues for Youth Speaks District semi finals and finals and Regional final of Young Musician competition added.


The entry forms for the 2018 Slamjam competition are now available on the Slamjam pages of this website along with the latest Slamjam newsletter and dates for the Regional heats and the final in Lincoln on  Thursday June 28th 2018

Young Scientists of the Year for Primary Schools

Some of you will have heard the enthusiasm of Judith Green of the Ogden Trust speaking at the District Conference concerning the successful partnership with the Rotary Club of Market Harborough and Primary Schools. Participating schools selected teams of four students; two from year 4 and two from year 5 to undertake science challenges supervised by an adult (teacher or Rotarian). We are exploring the possibility of other Clubs participating with a commitment (which could be with Clubs working together) of seed funding to purchase equipment and annual funding to provide trophies etc; and Rotarians to help run the competition and present trophies and certificates. Please e-mail if you would like further details. 8th Nov 2017

Youth Service Bulletins

Click here to read the latest News Bulletin from the Youth Services Chairman Rodney Spokes

Go to Individual Youth Activity sites to see the latest on what is happening regarding Youth Activities and competitions.