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Young Chef 2015-16

The Young Chef competition aims to encourage young people to:

Students have  two hours to prepare a three course healthy meal  comprising starter, main course and dessert for two people costing less than £15 or euro equivalent

On 12 January 2016 8 students from Wyedean School and Sixth Form College took part in the competition.

The meals and table presentations were judged by Mrs Linda Hunt, (The old ferry Inn, Beachley), and Miss Sophie Piccirilli (Bespoke catering).

Chepstow and District Rotary Club congratulate  Jessie Fudge on 1st place, others taking part were, Indie Baker, Sophie White, Emily Peart, Elizabeth Grant, Ryan Mc Bride, Megan Holley, Courtney Cain, and Karys Williams. Karys Williams and Ryan Mc Bride shared 2nd place.

Jessie Fudge went on to take part in the District Finals in Thornbury at the end of January 2016.

[See photographs]

Young Writer 2015-16

The National Young Writer Competition is a well established and successful competition promoted by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (RIBI).

It is a three-stage competition designed to support and encourage development of writing skills.The competition aims to encourage young people to:

         Use their writing skills

         Write with imagination and creativity

To produce a written or typed story in prose entitled this year:

                       ‘Our World is Beautiful’

The written entry can be fiction or non-fiction, a story or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme.

Chepstow & District Rotary club each year support the many Rotary Youth competitions.

Chepstow & District Rotary Club congratulate  Rosanna Pagliaro from Wyedean School and Sixth Form College our Club round winner this year.

[See Rosanna’s Poem]


Young photographer  2015-16

 This Young Photographer competition is one of seven competitions organised by Rotary International Britain and Ireland for young people.

This competition aims to encourage young people to:

The students are set a task to produce a portfolio of three photographs based upon the theme,in colour or black and white

                          ‘Our World is Beautiful’

In addition, each entrant should provide, in no more than 50 words the inspiration for their photographs.

Chepstow & District Rotary Club congratulate Saskia Auroa Wood from Wyedean School and Sixth Form College our Club round winner this year and District joint runner up, 2nd Place student was Emma Curtis, joint 3rd place Eleanor Johnson and Megan Binns

[See Saskia Photographs]


Youth Speaks 2015.16

Who says youth today is rubbish!

On Saturday 06 February the District Finals were held of the Rotary Youth Speaks Competition in Maisemore Hall, Gloucester. 

The winning Intermediate (age 11-13 years) team, comprised Chair Ellie Drake, Speaker Sienna Jackson-Wolfe and Vote of thanks Kai Darmai of Redland Green School, Bristol.  They spoke on “Should 16-18 year olds be given the vote”. 

The winning Senior (14-17 years) team from Red Maids School, Westbury-on-Trym, spoke on “Introvertism” and was Chaired by Neha Meta with Speaker Bea Bacon and Vote of Thanks Georgie Scott.   The large audience very much enjoyed both presentations that were both contentious and amusing. 

The photographs shows the Intermediate winning and runner up teams having received their certificates from Rotary Youth Officer Cirri Pridding    (L to R Kai Damani, Sienna Jackson-Wolfe, Ellie Drake, Cerri Pridding,     Eleri Jarrold, Ella de St Croix and Alice Barrell together with the Senior    winners( L to R Neha Meta, Bea Bacon and Georgia Scott)


This four stage competition is designed to support and encourage the development of effective communication skills. It offers young people:

 Experience in speaking on a public platform as a member of a team.

 An incentive to formulate ideas on topical subjects.

 Discipline in dealing with a topic in a limited time.

 The opportunity of learning and practicing high standards of expression, presentation and appearance.

 Impartial feedback and assessment of performance by experienced adjudicators.

At the same event prizes were awarded for the Rotary Young Writer and also the Young Photographer competition where Saskia Wood of Chepstow School won Second place.

Rotary Clubs are 'service' clubs whose members try to help where needed in their local or worldwide communities. 

This Youth Speaks competition in just one of the events organised by Rotary for young people and are intended to develop their extra-curricular skills. They are also useful to future employers in showing above average enthusiasm and interests. [See photographs]

CLASSIC CAR Wye Run 2016

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