THIS IS a call to inspire all young people at school or in a youth group - a club, scouts or guides, and of course all parents, teachers and youth leaders.

Easthampstead Rotarians are launching four Youth competitions - Young Artist, Young Photographer, Young Writer and Young Environmentalist. These are open to all young people aged 7 to 17, attending school. And organiser John Faherty reports “I have already received early replies from schools expressing their wish to enter Young Artist and Young Photographer, a really encouraging start.”

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Each competition has a topic. These are:

‘Wild Nature’ for the Young Artist and Young Photographer competitions

‘My happiest day’ for Young Writer

And for the newest competition Young Environmentalist: ‘Climate Change / Carbon Reduction’

Ahead of this latest Environmental initiative, two years ago one hundred native oak, hornbeam and wild cherry saplings were planted by Easthampstead Rotarians assisted by park rangers and young volunteers from local schools and youth organisations, and the latest survey showed most saplings are growing well.

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Full details of all four competitions are on our website at

And if you have any questions, just email organiser:

If you’re a student or teacher, parent of youth leader, go on, be an inspiration to our young people!

And we’re in good company. The theme of this year’s United Nations International Youth Day ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action’, highlighted the importance and value of young people’s contributions locally and globally.

Easthampstead Rotarians - Making a Difference in the Community - Locally and Internationally