Reepham Rotary has a long history of working closely with our local schools to lend our expertise to the benefit of young people.
Reepham Rotary Club and Reepham High School held the final of the annual Youth Speaks competition on Thursday 21st February. Ten finalists delivered speeches on “The most important lesson of my life so far” before an audience of about 60.
Clearly this was quite daunting for students from year 7-10, but nonetheless written and delivered brilliantly to the delight of the audience. The judges found it most difficult to select three winners from the ten contestants and their scoring was very close indeed. Finally they chose:
First: Natasha Almeida-Levy from year 8,
Second: Tom Griffin from year 9
Third: Niamh Kelly from year 8.
Thanks to the school for hosting the event and particularly Ros Thacker for all of the school’s internal organisation.
Club members use their business experience to help students with mock interviews and assess business proposals.
As part of the Reepham Food Festival we will again support a Junior MasterChef event on May 11 sponsored by Norse Catering. More details at www.reeephamfoodfestival.org.uk.
We have been asked to provide male role models as reading tutors for young boys at the Primary School who are falling behind with reading. Here is the team learning to read.
Reepham Primary School has an association with a Japanese school and have obtained funding for materials to build a Japanese Garden. The Club will be helping with project planning and construction.
Members recently planned and built an extension to the bicycle shed at Reepham Primary School. With plans by Ian Malton and under the supervision of Gareth Homfray-Davies the project was within the scope of our other unskilled members. Thanks to all who gave up their time.