Ludlow in winter

Junior Community Awards

Dog Day 2017

Mock interviews at Ludlow College

Representatives of 14 organisation that received awards from Ludlow Rotary Cares

Representatives of the 4 main beneficiaries of Dog Day 2017

Switch on of Tree of Light 2017

Medieval Fayre Mulled Wine Stall 2017

Rotakids at Clee Hill School planting purple crocus for End-Polio-Now


Supporting Young People

The Ludlow Rotary Club Youth Opportunities committee exists to provide support, encouragement or advice to young people in the area. We are keen to work with schools, colleges, youth groups and individuals. Our flagship activities are:

  • Young Chef Competition involves a knock-out competition where young people design, prepare and serve a meal for two all on a budget. It is open to young people aged between 11  and 17 years of age,
  • The Junior Community Awards which involves a number of local primary schools. JCA is for children in their last year at Primary School and has been run by the club since 2008. Children take part in a range of activities to develop their skills and community awareness. They keep a diary of each of the activities over a 10 week period. Our awards ceremony, complete with mini graduation gowns and the presence of the Mayor, is attended by the friends and families of those taking part and is always a very pleasant event. This year Bishop Hooper, Brown Clee, Clee Hill and Stokesay schools are taking part.
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. The young people who have benefitted from our participation in this event always report back to us enthusiastically. Recruiting our applicant offers a chance to explain and promote Rotary to many local youth organisations, schools and colleges. The 5 night residential course can be life-changing. It is run by a professional team building company and takes place at the Kibblestone International Scout Camp in Staffordshire. The club always looks forward to hearing of the adventures of our candidate after the August course.
  • Mock Interviews. These are held at Ludlow College to give a number of young people the chance to experience a 20 minute interview by a panel of three adults, all unknown to the interviewees. Before the interviews Rotarians talk to the students about writing their CVs and application letters and preparation for the interview, both in terms of considering their appearance and informing themselves about the job requirements. It is a very worthwhile activity which strengthens ties with the College and promotes an understanding of Rotary’s supportive role in the community.

  • Clee Hill Primary School participates in the Rotary Young Photographer competition with considerable success.

If you would like to know more about Ludlow Rotary Club’s support for young people, please email  

October 2016