Youth Activities CommitteeWorking with local schools and other organisations, Royston Rotary seeks to provide a range of opportunities to help young people develop their skills and to recognise their achievements. Our main activities are set out below. It is our hope that we may run a full programme of events this year subject, of course, to complying with whatever Covid restrictions remain in place.Youth SpeaksThis is usually held in mid November and we usually plan to promote our 24th Youth Speaks featuring eight first schools and students from years 5-8in Royston and Buntingford. In this event, students prepare and present a talk on a chosen subject to their parents, teachers and Rotarians. It provides them an opportunity to practise their presentation skills in front of an audience and build confidence in their communication abilities.Technology TournamentIn previous years we have seen up to 100 students from local schools come together for the Technology Tournament. This event gives our young people the chance to work in teams and improve their communication skills while encouraging them to see Design and Technology as both interesting and challenging. Because of the massive disturbances in education with the covid pandemic and its associated restrictions, the schools have been hesitant to re-join the technology tournament but we hope to run them again as soon as Their interest is renewed.Youth Makes MusicYouth Makes Music is the largest of the events Rotary organises for young people. A lot of hard work is done by the music teachers beforehand in selecting and rehearsing the music their students will play leading up to the concert itself, held at the impressive Saffron Hall. In previous years, some 200 students have taken part, performing in front of a capacity audience made up of teachers, family members, Rotarians and invited guests. This is a great opportunity for young musicians to perform in front of a big audience at a prestigious venue and to demonstrate the full range of musical talent that exists in Royston’s schools.Kids OutThis is a day out for disadvantaged children held at Wimpole Hall. These youngsters visit the rare breeds farm, ride the mini railway and enjoy a range of activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, kite flying and a picnic. Based on previous years, we expect around 150 youngsters from the local area to enjoy a day of fun.If you would like to know more in the meantime, please contact us here.