Convenor: Chris Kirk
Vice Convenor: Ian E Brown.
Janet Simpson, Douglas Sinclair,
Steve Norris, Frank Sloan
YOUTH SERVICE UPDATE BY CONVENOR CHRIS KIRK
20TH MAY 2017
We’ve now completed working with the other 2 Perth clubs on school leaver mock interviews. This year has been a success as for the first time all the local state secondary schools have taken advantage of the “mock” opportunity for their pupils. Between us, the 3 clubs have provided the opportunity for over 70 boys and girls to learn about handling interviews. An important aspect of the Rotarians role has been to give feedback and tips to the young people, virtually all of whom were facing an interview for the first time. The feedback from each school has been great with pupils agreeing how useful the experience has been for them. The interviewers task hasn’t been easy and some of the pupils required quite a lot of coaching and supporting through the process.
My sincere thanks to the panel of Kinnoull Rotarians who kindly volunteered to act as interviewers.
The Committee has agreed to once again organise both the Young Artist and Young Singers competition. We’ll be working with the Perthshire Art Association and hoping that once again ALL local State and Private secondary schools will enter their pupils’ artworks in the competition.
Following on from the success of adding Perth High Schools singers to the UHI competitors, we’re now looking at the feasibility of expanding the singing competition still further and investigating the opportunities such an event could provide – watch this space!
RYLA CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS 2017
Katie Eggleston and Jacob Millard joined us to update us on their experiences during their time with the Rotary Young Leaders.
Katie showed lively excerpts from videos she had taken which were accompanied by some equally lively music.
Chris Kirk, our Youth Convenor, then continued the evening in the form of an interview which prompted some interesting responses from Katie and Jacob and covered a lot of ground in the time available.
Katie was a pupil of Perth Academy until the summer and is now studying Applied Science at the Perth College. Jacob who was previously a pupil at Perth High School has been lucky enough to secure an apprenticeship as a Stonemason with Historic Scotland and is now working in Stirling.
MOCK JOB INYTERVIEWS
Leading a project with the other Perth clubs, to give young people who are soon to leave school for the jobs market, the opportunity to experience a “mock” job interview. Candidates will prepare a CV written for a preferred career role and Rotary interviewers will use a prepared format to interview them appropriately. We’ll then provide the youngsters with structured honest feedback on their performance and the impression made. Currently Perth Grammar and Perth High schools are keen to use this opportunity and interviews are scheduled to take place in March. Perth Kinnoull will be providing its share of interviewers.