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. Our theme for the year is ‘Be the Inspiration’ and we hope that you will be inspired by what is 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  Alan Jukes    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. The latest Youth Service News is shown at the bottom of this page

Download and print  the 2020 Youth Services handbook(Rev January 2020 update) here

For the latest Youth Service news please scroll to the bottom of the page

The RIBI finals of several of the Rotary Youth Competitions were to be held in 2020 at the Rotary Volunteer Expo to be held at the NEC Birmingham 1st – 3 May 2020.
These have now had to be cancelled due to the current health situation.
For more details of the Volunteer Expo click here 
And latest updates 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

Link to Rotaract page

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.

Young Scientist ;

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

You can download the Rotary GBI Youth Service information from the Rotary GBI website (you will need to log in as a member)

To go to the source Rotary GBI 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:


Alan Jukes


Rotary International Programs:


Ngaire Hall



Karen Caudwell


Young RYLA

Maureen Gariff

Lincoln Colonia

Youth Exchange

Mark Deutsch & Colin Yarwood

Kettering Huxloe & Peterborough Ortons

New Generation Service Exchange 

Colin Yarwood

Peterborough Ortons

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 Environmentalist

Alan Jukes


Young Chef

Fay Barrett

Spalding & Welland

Young Musician

Moira Bartlett


Young Photographer

Alan Jukes


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

Diana Esho


Rotary Stars

Lesley Tyers

 Loughborough Beacon


Chris Milnes

Lindum Lincoln

Young Artist Alan Jukes  Northampton
Peace Alan Jukes Northampton

Liaison Assistant Governor

Gloria Heywood


Rotary District 1070 – Rotary Rotaract Committee 2017-18


Jim Davies

Market Harborough

District 1070 Rotaract Committee

District Rotaract Representative

Chris Wells

Rotaract club of Market Harborough

District safeguarding

Details of the approach to safeguarding in Rotary district 1070 can be seen by viewing the attached powerpoint presentation. Just click here.

Youth news

26/03/20 Youth Exchange 2020

Due ti the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic Youth Exchange has been cancelled for this year. For more information please contact the district organiser

26/03/2020 RYLA 2020 Graffham Water

Sadly , due to the ongoing situation with the Corona virus outbreak, it has been necessary to cancel this year’s RYLA. For more information please contact the district organiser.

The dates for RYLA 2021 are 17th – 24th July 2021

17/03/2022 Slam Jam
Sadly we have decided that Slamjam 2020 will be cancelled. Poets have been booked to visit schools but they are now cancelled as there is a likelihood of imminent school closures.
Teachers will be under more stress if exams are affected and we felt it better to cancel Slamjam with immediate affect.
Slamjam will return stronger than ever in 2021…..
17/03/2022 District Young Photographer and Young Artist competitions

We had planned to hold the judging/finals of the District Young Photographer and Young Artist competitions on April 4th, however due to the current situation with the Corona virus, we have been forced to cancel the evening.

The judging will now take place “behind closed doors”. Certificates and prizes will be issued via your clubs and the winning entries will be exhibited at the District Conference in September.

23/01/2020  RYLA

The dates for RYLA in 2020 have been changed. The new dates are from Saturday 25th July to Saturday 1st August 2020. The venue, Graffham Water remains unchanged. Reservations to Alan Jukes Rotary Club of Northampton

01/06/2019 Youth competitions

Details of the 2020 district competitions are now on the District Youth pages of the District 1070 website

15/01/2019 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.

Youth Service Bulletins

Click here to read the latest News Bulletin from the Youth Services Chairman Alan Jukes Go to Individual Youth Activity sites to see the latest on what is happening regarding Youth Activities and competitions.