Youth Speaks

A grounding in public speaking

Rotary Youth Speaks, another long-standing nationwide competition run by Rotary across the country, aims at giving young people an experience in public speaking that will benefit them forever.

Teams are drawn from senior schools and, depending on their age, compete in junior, intermediate or senior categories. Each team has three members – chairperson, proposer and opposer – who have 15 minutes to debate a subject of the team’s choice.

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Classics – ‘a fabulous day’

Back to our normal slot at the end of July, the 28th Classics on the Common, organised by Rotary in Harpenden, drew crowds in their thousands to see a spectacular array of more than 1000 classic cars, scooters and motorbikes, including the largest vehicle we’ve ever had.

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Young Photographer Competition

This is an opportunity for young people to explore photography over the Summer, Autumn and early Winter, on the theme of “The Beauty of Architecture”, making the most of the photo opportunities that local and far flung places give, and the variety of light qualities that the changing seasons offer.

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‘Classics’ on Video

Treat yourself to a fascinating 13 minutes watching hundreds of yesteryear’s classic vehicles – cars, motorbikes, and scooters – assemble on Harpenden Common for the annual Classics on the Common show.

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