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Presidential Handover Lunch

25th June 2024
Venue: Kent and Canterbury Club
The Presidential Handover lunch is being held at the Kent and Canterbury Club on Tuesday, 25th June. Retiring President Rosemary Doyle will handover to incoming President Maxine Blades. The bar
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Final of the Innovation Competition,

26th June 2024
Venue: Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University
The Rotary Club of Canterbury welcomes you to the final of our 2024 Innovation Competition being held at Canterbury Christ Church University. Eleven young people have reached the final and will be
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Invitation to ‘Inspiring Minds’

Recently our members were invited to ‘Inspiring Minds’, a local STEM event that showcased the achievements of young people who took part in the Inspiring Minds project and completed national Crest Awards.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; several members of our club are STEM Ambassadors, and our our Vocational Committee has supported STEM through activities such as our Innovation Competition. (Our Club also helped fund an F1 in Schools team – F1 in Schools being an initiative to ” help change the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths”.)

The Inspiring Minds project is open to youngsters aged 14-15 as part of a Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme of Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). This year’s showcase event coincided with CCCU’s launch of new engineering courses.

Our club was represented by the Chair of our Vocational Committee (and STEM Ambassador), Mary McGeary, who told us that Inspiring Minds sessions are designed to empower young people with new ways to think about themselves, their school subjects and what they can do next in their careers. The activities inspire the ability to think across subjects, to ask good questions and make good use of previously learned knowledge, with sessions encouraging young people to work as part of a team.

Mary enjoyed hearing about different projects during the showcase event.

You can learn more about Inspiring Minds here

Picture: Organisers Finlay Lawson and Stefan Coffey talk to the audience before presenting awards to participating schools. Picture credit: Mary McGeary/Rotary Club of Canterbury.


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