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Competition 2022!

The Theme is ‘Colours of Nature’ so

get snappy now and record the

Seasonal colours!

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Castle Concert July ‘21

A wonderful Summer’s evening

with picnics and a lovely, lively

audience enjoying the boisterous

but mellifluous charms of Illyria

aboard HMS Pinafore.

Brought to you (safely) by

Berkhamsted Rotary.

Martin started his campaign in the Men’s Singles WH2 Group Play Stage - Group B, defeating Dumnern Junthong of Thailand. He then came 2nd in his Group but was unfortunately knocked out by Chan Ho Yuen of HK in the quarterfinals Over the last 5 years Berkhamsted Rotary has helped towards self-funding Potten End resident Martin’s expenses and helping him realise his dream of representing his country at the Tokyo Paralympics. We have written to him to congratulate him on all his hard work and determination which earned him a quarterfinal place. Martin replied: ‘Yes , I’m always disappointed whenever I lose a game. More so when it’s at the biggest tournament of my life. However eight weeks ago, I was 95% sure I wouldn’t make it to the Paralympics due to injury. I couldn’t hit the shuttle hard. I was in so much pain. I travelled to Leeds , Manchester to see specialist after specialist. I had Cortizone injections into the elbow that were unsuccessful. With constant physio, rehab and huge desire, I managed somehow to turn it around. That alone was a monumental achievement. The Paralympics itself has been and unforgettable experience. I’ve played against the best players in the world on the biggest stage in the world. I can’t thank Rotary enough. I’m extremely grateful for your constant support throughout my incredible journey. ‘
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DYA 2021

As you know, because of COVID restrictions, the Dacorum Young Artists (DYA) competition was canceled in 2020 and for 2021, it was conducted online. Our wonderful judges, lead by popular local artist Mary Casserley, have made their selections from the entries from 14 schools. There were over 240 entries to choose from and they made light work (according to them!) of dealing with online images. The entries will be exhibited at Open Door gallery from 20th Sept for 2 weeks: the exhibition will feature in Herts Open Studios 2021. During that period, at a special Prizegiving ceremony, the Best 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall will be announced, and prizes and trophies will be awarded.

DYA 2022

We will have a theme for 2022 - we usually avoid doing so, but the issue is so vital we have no doubt that all our schools will be involved some way or another throughout the school year. The theme will be: ‘What should Our World look like in 2050?’ DYA will feature on Berkhamsted Rotary's stand at The Big Green Week event at Berkhamsted Civic Centre starting on September 18th, showcasing our theme for DYA 2022.

Calling all primary schools in the Borough by the end of September, look out for

updates !

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Competition 2022!

The Theme is ‘Colours of Nature’ so

get snappy now and record the

Seasonal colours!

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Local Hero Martin Rooke represents GB in the wheelchair

badminton team for the Tokyo Paralympics

Castle Concert July 2021

A wonderful Summer’s evening with picnics and a

lovely, lively audience enjoying the boisterous but

mellifluous charms of Illyria aboard HMS Pinafore.

Brought to you (safely) by Berkhamsted Rotary.

Watch Martin in Action Watch Martin in Action
As you know, because of COVID restrictions, the Dacorum Young Artists (DYA) competition was canceled in 2020 and for 2021, it ws conducted online. Our wonderful judges, lead by popular local artist Mary Casserley, have made their selections from the entries from 14 schools. There were over 240 entries to choose from and they made light work (according to them!) of dealing with online images. The entries will be exhibited at Open Door gallery from 20th Sept for 2 weeks: the exhibition will feature in Herts Open Studios 2021. During that period, at a special Prizegiving ceremony, the Best 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall will be announced, and prizes and trophies will be awarded. We will have a theme for 2022 - we usually avoid doing so, but the issue is so vital we have no doubt that all our schools will be involved some way or another throughout the school year.
The theme will be: ‘What should Our World look like in 2050?’ DYA will feature on Berkhamsted Rotary's stand at The Big Green Week event at Berkhamsted Civic Centre starting on September 18th, showcasing our theme for DYA 2022.

Calling all primary schools in the Borough by the end of

September, look out for updates !

Martin started his campaign in the Men’s Singles WH2 Group Play Stage - Group B, defeating Dumnern Junthong of Thailand. He then came 2nd in his Group but was unfortunately knocked out by Chan Ho Yuen of HK in the quarterfinals Over the last 5 years Berkhamsted Rotary has helped towards self-funding Potten End resident Martin’s expenses and helping him realise his dream of representing his country at the Tokyo Paralympics. We have written to him to congratulate him on all his hard work and determination which earned him a quarterfinal place. Martin replied: ‘Yes , I’m always disappointed whenever I lose a game. More so when it’s at the biggest tournament of my life. However eight weeks ago, I was 95% sure I wouldn’t make it to the Paralympics due to injury. I couldn’t hit the shuttle hard. I was in so much pain. I travelled to Leeds , Manchester to see specialist after specialist. I had Cortizone injections into the elbow that were unsuccessful. With constant physio, rehab and huge desire, I managed somehow to turn it around. That alone was a monumental achievement. The Paralympics itself has been and unforgettable experience. I’ve played against the best players in the world on the biggest stage in the world. I can’t thank Rotary enough. I’m extremely grateful for your constant support throughout my incredible journey. ‘
HERE HERE DYA 2021 Best in School DYA 2021 Best in School