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 will be held in 2020 at the Rotary Volunteer Expo to be held at the NEC Birmingham 1st – 3 May 2020
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



Alan Jukes


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

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

01/04/2019 Young Writer competition 2019

Congratulations to all of the entrants to the district 1070 round of the Young Writer competition. The winning entries were: Junior age group – Ellerker Warne Spaldwick Primary School Intermediate age group – Wiktoria Flisek Leicester High School for girls Senior age group – Dan Hewitt – Ashby School For more details please see Young Writer competition web page.

08/03/2019 Young Designer 2019

Unfortunately the Young Designer contest has had to be cancelled. New rules introduced by the education authorities forbid GCSE and A level designs being exhibited in public before the exam results are released. The schools are therefore unable to enter candidates work and it has therefore, sadly, been necessary to cancel the event. Young Artist & Young Photographer The finals of both these competitions were due to be held at the Young designer event. This, of course, is now not possible. The winners will be notified by post and it is hoped that the winning entries can be exhibited at District Conference.

08/03/2019 RYLA (Seniors) 2019 20th to 27th July 2019

Organiser 2019 Rtn Nick Rangeley (Rotary Club of South Holland) email –  tel 07919927377 Date 20th to 27th July 2019 at Graffam Water Centre Please note – unfortunately it appears that some of the paperwork may have gone missing. If you have booked a candidate in for the 2019 RYLA and not received an acknowledgement from Rtn Nick Rangeley, please make contact with him ASAP. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

18/01/19  YOUNG MUSICIAN 2018 -19

After consultation and considerations of entry numbers, particularly in the east/south of the District, the increasing refusal of many suitable premises to open on a Sunday this year, the escalating costs of hiring suitable premises, and the reluctance of many fellow Rotarians to help with the organisation of 3 separate events (2 Semi-Finals and the District Final), we have decided on a different format for this year’s competition, which we believe will produce our usual variety and standard of excellence in the District Final. Last year’s entries included 26 in the junior category, 20 in the intermediate category, and only 12 in the senior category – and that was before the weather got in our way! We are therefore holding ONE semi-final this year, for the junior and intermediate categories. Any entries into otherwise uncontested classes will go directly to the final as will any senior entries. The Semi-final will be held at The Soar Valley Music Centre/Claremont Methodist Church, Claremont St., Leicester LE4 7QG on 9th March 2019, and the District Final will be held at Leicester Grammar School, London Rd., Great Glen, Leicester LE8 9FL on 24th March 2019. Both of these are tried and tested. Only having one semi-final may cause some timing difficulties for young people involved in County Music activities on Saturday mornings, but we will be as sympathetic and flexible as possible when timetabling the semi-final.  N.B Closing date for entries is 9th February 2019. Moira Bartlett: District 1070 Young Musician Co-ordinator

Young Chef competition

The national final of the competition will be held on Sat 27th April 2019   at Leeds City College, Printworks Campus, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JY

17/01/19  Youth Services Booklet

The latest version of the Youth services booklet is available for download

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.