Youth Projects

The Billingshurst & District Rotary Club hosts a programme of educational competitions at The Weald Community School & Sixth Form in Billingshurst, West Sussex.

The Weald School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive with around 1,600 students including a thriving Sixth Form of about 320 students.

Rotary Competitions recognise skill and talent across a wide range of subjects and disciplines and are designed to be inclusive for all:

  • Public Speaking
  • Young Writer
  • Young Chef
  • Young Photographer
  • Young Musician

Recent successes have resulted in:

Phoebe Webb reaching Young Chef District Final, which was held at Merton College in Morden on Saturday February 25th.


Phoebe was the youngest competitor and was highly commended by the judges.

James Crawley reached the  Young Musician District Final at St Catherine’s school in Bramley on Sunday February 26th. He did very well against stiff competition of 9 instrumentalists, but the final winner was a harpist.

We were very well represented in the District Youth Speaks semi finals, although winning eluded our teams due to very strong competition.

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Two young photographers will represent The Weald in the Young Photographer District Finals- intermediate and senior sections.

img_2435 Freya Knox third from left in the intermediate section and Harvey Betts on the right in the senior section.

The Club also supports local primary schools by providing reading support, hosting chess clubs and organising inter-school competitions.


Billingshurst & District Rotary Club Garden Project for Primary Schools 2017


Ashington Primary School declared winners of this year’s Garden Project for Primary Schools. Our judges were very impressed with their interpretation of Gardening through the Ages and the involvement of all the children in the school. Examples of gardens from Roman Times to the future techniques for growing in outer space  were a revelation.

Ingfield Manor school were second and Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School came third.

Ashington CE Primary School


Ingfield Manor School


Plaistow & Kirdford Primary School


To find out more contact our Youth Officer Sandy  Duck –