Youth Projects

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Award

 The RYLA programme is strongly supported by our Club. Each year we send at least two candidates to the week-long event at Grafham Water..... Click on the RYLA logo to take you through to their website with lots of information including videos shot at one of the RYLA events.

What is it?
A Personal development 8 day seminar (7 nights) involving Water Sports, Practical Initiative tests, Development of Interpersonal Skills, Camping, Map reading, Problem solving, Computer based business game, Lectures and presentations.

VENUE: Grafham Water Centre, Near Huntingdon

DATES:    Every September

WHO IS IT FOR?   Young Adults 18-26

Please email us with the subject RYLA if you would like more information.

The course costs £650 per candidate and the Rotary Club of Downham Market will fund two candidates.  Companies are invited to apply for places on the course.

This course changes lives!  Every one of the candidates who have attended this come away with confidence and leadership skills that wil benefit not only themselves but also their employers. A course like this, purchased on the commercial market, would cost a company at least £2000 per candidate.


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Annual Technology Tournament

Downham Town Hall

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

    Supported by:
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TEL 01366 500505       Email:sales@stokeferrytimber.com


Any school interested in entering teams (of four) should email us in the first instance.

Every year we organise the challenge known as the Technology Tournament.  Local schools are invited to send teams of 11 to 16 year old students to take part.

This competition for young people has been accredited by the British Science Association to the CREST Discovery  Awards.

The CREST Awards scheme is Britain’s largest and most widely recognised national award scheme for project work in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). It is co-ordinated by the British Science Association, a charity which advances understanding, accessibility and accountability of the sciences and engineering.

Ours is one of the 100 or more RIBI Technology Tournaments held annually.  They are a day out of school for teams of four students with an interest in engineering, design, technology and science, to design and build a solution to an unseen technical task within a specific time frame. The teams need to have good communication skills, be well organised, and able to show the stages of development of their task solution in a design portfolio. Each team’s solution as a working model is competitively tested and assessed by a team of judges. Recognition is given to the winning teams in each of three age categories.

By taking part in our Technology Tournament students are already demonstrating many of the skills they need to obtain the CREST Discovery Award. These include working systematically, solving problems creatively and relating their project to a real world context. The CREST Discovery Award requires 10-14 year olds to complete at least five hours work on a project in one day.

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