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Leaders of Tomorrow

New Generations

The Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside programmes in the new generations takes a number of different forms that are highlighted on this page.

Primary School Speech Contest

This Annual project has been conducted by the club for over 20 years in the northwest surburbs of Christchurch.

Held In conjunction with local primary and intermediate schools school children are given the opportunity to present speeches on their own topics firstly at there own school and then compete with other children from other schools culminating in a grand final. The winners of each age group are also invited to present their winning speechs at a club meeting.

Speech Contest Winners

On a Roll

Established in the club over 5 years ago, the On a Roll programme is aimed at those students nominated by their schools who have performed in an outstanding way but not necessarily in the sporting or academic field.On a Roll

Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA)

Each year the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside sponsors 18-24 year old’s to attend a high energy, concentrated leadership development programme for developing leaders.

RYLA seeks to recognise, encourage and develop future community and workplace leaders by offering them an intensive training experience.17th to 22nd January 2016

One Club within District 9970 agrees to organise and host the RYLA programme for a 3 year period before passing the organisation on to another club.

The Next RYLA programme will be held 17th to 22nd January 2016  - If you would like to know more information check out the RYLA 9970 website or contact our club.



Past & Current Youth Projects

Past and current youth projects have included:

The Primary Schools speech contest

Rotary Science & Technology  Forum

Provision of Dictionaries to Schools

Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) project support

Sponsorship for Cobham Intermediate to send a  team to the World Problem Solving Finals

Wise Up life skills training course sponsorship

On A Roll - acknowledging some of our youth

Sponsorship of  attendees to the Rotary Youth Leadership programmes (RYLA)

Grant to Bishopdale School to cover costs to transport to swimming lessons

Peer Support Burnside High

Isleworth School Camp – assisting students to attend

Waimari School assistance with travel cost

Healthy Hero Programs trailed at Bishopdale School


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