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 ‘Rotary Opens Opportunities’ and we hope that you will recognise the opportunities on offer to young people in Rotary District 1070. 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 Alan Jukes for information on competitions or Maureen Gariff for information about the various projects offered by Rotary as detailed in the Youth Services hand book. We look forward to your participation.

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 2021 Youth Services handbook (Rev Dec 2020 ) in word format here  

( Print landscape, double sided flip on short edge)

Download the Youth Service Programme timetable 2021 here


Download and print the Youth Services Handbook ( Rev Dec20) in PDF format here

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For the latest Youth Service news please scroll to the bottom of the page or click here.

There are important notices regarding competitions in 2020-2021

The 2020 RIBI finals of several of the Rotary Youth Competitions  have now had to be cancelled due to the current health situation but the competitons will be back in 2021.
For more details of the Volunteer Expo 2021 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:

Competitions Team Leader

Alan Jukes


Projects Team Leader

Maureen Gariff

Lincoln Colonia

 Youth pages webmaster

Richard Warr

Northampton West

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


Ngaire Hall



Karen Caudwell


Young RYLA

Sarah Broom


Youth Exchange

Maureen Gariff

Lincoln Colonia

New Generation Service Exchange 

Karl Flowers

Northampton Beckett


Lesley Tyers

Loughborough Beacon

Young Citizen

Richard Warr

 Northampton West

Young Environmentalist

Clive Doubleday

Peterborough Ortons

Young Chef

Fay Barrett

Spalding & Welland

Young Musician

Moira Bartlett


Young Photographer

Eoin Martyn

Young Film Maker

Eoin Martyn


Youth Speaks- A debate

Richard Wells


Young Scientist

Les Dodd

Market Harborough

Technology tournament

Roy White


Young Writer

Richard Warr

Northampton West

Young Designer

Diana Esho


Rotary Stars

Lesley Tyers

 Loughborough Beacon


Chris Milnes

Lindum Lincoln

Young Artist Eoin Martyn  Towcester
Peace projects Tim Tucker St Ives

Liaison Assistant Governor ( competitions)

Gloria Heywood


Liason Assistant Governor (projects)

Ray Spare

Ashby De La Zouch Castle

Rotary District 1070 – Rotary Rotaract Committee 2020-21


Jake Godding

Market Harborough

District 1070 Rotaract Committee

District Rotaract Representative

Rylan Ray

Peterborough Ortons

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

14/11/2020 Youth competitions

Details of the 2021 district competitions are  on the District Youth pages of the District 1070 website, Entry dates for the club, district and National finals rounds have been have been extended

12/07/2020 RYLA and Young RYLA

Please note that the dates of the two courses have had to be changed. Young RYLA is now over the weekend of 5-7 February 2021 and RYLA at Grafham Water is from Saturday 24 July to Saturday 1st August 2021

21/05/20 Youth Competition finals in 2020/21

Guidance has been given regarding Youth competitions for the coming year. You can read this HERE.  Please contact Alan Jukes ( RC Northampton ) if you have any questions regarding this guidance.

26/03/20 Youth Exchange 2020

Due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic parts of the Youth Exchange programme 2020 may be cancelled or rescheduled to 2021. Camps have been cancelled for this year. For more information please contact the district organiser

26/03/2020 RYLA 2020 Grafham 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 24th July to 1st August 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.


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.