Shake It Up Shakespeare! Let’s Mash-up Macbeth!

The BBC today launched ShakeItUp, an online tool that challenges teenagers to get creative and re-mix Shakespeare’s most loved scenes. ShakeItUp can be found on the BBC’s Mixital website, where audiences can get creative with some of the BBC’s best-known brands like Eastenders and Strictly Come Dancing. ShakeItUp enables users to create and publish their Read more >

Young speakers put to the test at National Final

Youngsters from across Great Britain and Ireland have stepped up to the challenge of public speaking throughout this year’s Rotary Youth Speaks Competition, with the National Final taking place last weekend at Kirkham Grammar School in Preston. Having progressed through the three local and regional stages of the competition, 14 teams went head to head, Read more >

Rotary crowns Young Musicians 2016

Shropshire was alive with the sound of music last weekend as the National Final of the 2016 Rotary Young Musician competition took place at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford. Having progressed through the local heats and regional stages to reach the National Final, 15 young people competed across two categories, solo instrumentalist and solo vocalist, Read more >

Rotary celebrates Champions of Change

A sun-drenched House of Lords was the venue for April’s Rotary Champions of Change awards, where 12 Rotarians were honoured for their commitment to humanitarian service and achievements both at home and abroad. Baron Inglewood of Hutton in the Forest in the County of Cumberland hosted the event, with Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson Read more >

Young Chef Emma Cooks Up A Storm

A youngster from Scotland has been crowned the winner of the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Young Chef competition. Emma Grant (pictured front right), aged 17, was up against seven other talented young chefs in the national final earlier this month, having already seen off over 5,000 entrants to reach that stage. Emma was sponsored Read more >

Birthday Poems for Her Majesty

As The Queen today celebrates her 90th birthday, hundreds of school children have got involved with a Rotary project to write Her Majesty a birthday poem. The ‘Poem for Her Majesty’ competition was organised by Peter Dowse of the Rotary Club of Brentwood Breakfast, and has seen over 400 seven to 17 year olds from Read more >

Polio-Free World in Sight as Largest Vaccine Rollout in History Kicks Off

Next week marks the beginning of the largest and fastest globally coordinated rollout of a vaccine into routine immunisation programmes in history. Between 17th April and 1st May, 155 countries and territories around the world will stop using the trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV), which protects against all three strains of wild poliovirus, and replace it Read more >

Rebuilding Cyclone-Hit Fiji – Rotary Good News Week

In the wake of Cyclone Winston, the largest and most devastating cyclone ever to hit the South Pacific island of Fiji, Rotary members have been working closely with Disaster Aid International to rebuild the country’s communities. Craig Roberts, a member of the Rotary Club of Newton-le-Willows is a trustee and trained member of one of the Read more >

Interactors receive Diana Award – Rotary Good News Week

The Rotary Family is diverse and vibrant, and this includes Interact, the branch of Rotary based in secondary schools for young people aged 12 to 18. Members of the Barnes Wallis Academy Interact Club in Lincolnshire have received special recognition for their volunteering activities in the shape of a Diana Award for Champion Fundraising. The Diana Read more >

Westbourne Provides Gift of Water – Rotary Good News Week

Westbourne Rotary Club were delighted to make a life changing contribution to the rural village of Jafai Kuta in The Gambia by working in partnership with water and sanitation charity Africa Water Enterprises. Sue and Richard Burnett, who are members of the club, visited the village last year and saw the desperate need for the residents Read more >

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