Schools activities

Reepham Rotary has a long history of working closely with our local schools to lend our expertise to the benefit of young people.
Youth Speaks 
The next competition will be held at the school in February 2019, with a final on Wednesday 27 February starting at 6.30pm.

Ten finalists from the school will be chosen from years 7 to 10 to compete in a public speaking event. Each of these ten, ably introduced by two of last year’s winners, will speak for about 3 minutes to an audience and judging panel in the school assembly hall. Members of the local public will be warmly welcomed to join parents, school staff and Rotarians in the audience.

The evening offers rewarding entertainment according to Rotarian John Pickering. “Anyone who has doubts about the qualities of the youth of today’ should come and appreciate the  outstanding courage, confidence and worldly intelligence of these young people. “

Visitors should arrive at the high school reception before 6:30. Interval refreshments will be provided by “Friends of Reepham High School” and a programme will be available from Reepham Rotary.

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.
Interview training 
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
Reading support
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.

Rotary reading team
Japanese Garden
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.

Bicycle Shed
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.