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

This year’s competitions are now underway and in the first round of Young Chef at the Weald, three aspiring young chefs won through to a local final to be held on November 28th. The winner will be  our representative at The District semi final.

Pictured are: Hannah Grover, Monty Potbury and Jasmine Williams-Richardson, alongside judges Sonia Duncan and Giovanni Fontebasso.

Last year we had some notable successes

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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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 –