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The Rotary Club

Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Rotary members believe that a shared responsibility is necessary in order to lead on our world’s most persistent issues. There are 46,000+ clubs working together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
  • Protect the environment


Annually, Townlands children in year 4, 5 and 6 participate in the National Young Writer Competition, which is organised through Leicester De Montfort Rotary Club. This is a well-established and successful competition promoted by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (Rotaty GB&I).


This competition aims to encourage young people to:


  • use their writing skills
  • write with imagination and creativity


During this process, we also encourage children to learn about the work of The Rotary Club.

The Young Writer competition is one of a number of competitions for young people organised by Rotary International and in the past our children have also successfully entered the Young Photographer competition.