Rotary members were very pleased to be asked to take part again, and provide ‘Dragons’ with business experience to listen to presentations by school students.

These were Year 10 students who as part of their studies formed teams to design and market a unique product.  They then made a presentation to the Dragons outlining their research, costings  and  profit potential.

All presentations were excellent, demonstrating that teams had worked together well.

As ever, Dragons faced a difficult task in their assessments.  They took into account the uniqueness of the product, the quality of research, the design and marketability, and the presentation.

20 teams did presentations, and after much deliberation, 6 emerged as potential winners –

Team MATCHES (Lewis, Jacob, Shane, James and Nathan) demonstrated a board game that matched animals to the food they eat, using ethically sourced materials. A superb learning game and a massive help in understanding endangered species.

Team BREATHE (Ruby, Ellie, Alexi and Evie) are marketing a book about diet and well-being  directed especially as a positive help for young people with mental health issues.  Their research was impressive.

Team COSMOS (Emily, Grace and Lucy) demonstrated a geographical/ecological board game, ideal for families.  Really good to help understand about the world we live in.

Team DREGRIAU COCH (Maggie, Molli and Lucy) were superb.  They presented a great idea of leaning Welsh quickly and effectively through illustrated cards, and this could appeal to people of all ages.  The team gave a brilliant presentation.

Team SPORTS LAB (Josh, Jamie, Jack and Logan) demonstrated a great idea of producing an App as an aid to keeping fit over a range of sporting activities.  The App would be free to users and  cleverly funded through advertising.

But after considerable scrutiny, the winning team was

Team NATIVE NUTRITION (Gerda, Nathan, Sofia, Jess and Lucy).  The Dragons were hugely impressed with their idea of a recipe book based on the cultures and traditions of Lithuania and Ecuador. The business model was faultless, based on the nationality of two of the team members.  The concept was well researched, and very capable of publication, even extending the potential of matching other world countries.

Many congratulations NATIVE NUTRITION – well deserved.

Very often in presentations there is a memorable moment, and although not making the top 6, Ayanda from team Mr JAR GAMES gave an outstanding presentation for her team.  The Dragons decided to recognise this through a special achievement award.

The Dragons would just like to recognise the huge amount of work by Director of Learning Mark Seale in making the event happen


The pictures show Dragons Rob, Steve and Paul with Ayanda, and the Dragons with the winning team NATIVE NUTRITION (Gerda, Sofia, Jess and Lucy, but missing Nathan who was unavailable)




Members are responding to environmentalists by planting bulbs at the Tesco Car park (480 crocuses and 600+ daffodils) and have recently approached Greenfield Valley with the proposal of a wishing well on the site.

Further plans include the planting of trees and bulbs at Pant y Wacco, Flint foreshore, flower planters at the Welcome to Holywell signs, Holway Community Centre and welcome any suggestions at other appropriate sites.

Tesco – bulb planting


Pant y Wacco – proposed tree planting site



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Flintshire Classic & Vintage Tractor Society – 11th July 2021

The annual rally, this year toured around Brynford, Pant Asaph, Caerwys, Llangwyfan and returnin through Nannerch to John Hooson’s farm in Brynford.

Over 80 vintage tractors took part in the event and Rotary were once again delighted to be given the opportunity of marshalling along the route – Not only supporting a local event but raising funds for our community.

At a recent meeting of the Club a cheque for £876 was presented to the Community account of Rotary by organiser and chair of the Society – Steve Watts.

The club are indebted to Rotarian Paul Islip for making the marshalling arrangements.

                  Steve Watts- Chairman

Honorary Rotarian Edwin Hughes

Here comes Santa

Santa, the reindeer and sleigh are in Holywell High Street this Saturday the 12th December between 10.00am and 11.30am

PLEASE REMEMBER – Social distancing and advisory wearing of facial coverings (adults) will assist in reducing the spreading of the Corona virus.

In the absence of street collections this year donations to Rotary charitable causes may be made to our bank account:

Rotary Club of Flint & Holywell

Sort code 42-24-27  Account 51159666

STAY SAFE!!!! – watch this site for more Santa visits


Where is Santa???


Where is Santa ?????

 From the photographs identify where Santa is and write out the answers.

Send the answers to : or or

post to – Rotary Competition, Green Haze, Trelogan, Holy well Flintshire CH8 9BY

 All entrants must be aged 13 and under and in replying please state your age and contact details – most importantly a £25 gift voucher will be awarded to the winner – in the event of a tie a draw will take place to decide the winner.

 Closing date – 28th December 2020

 The final decision will be made by the judges and you need to be assured that any information you provide will be solely used in this competition and destroyed after the 28th.

Good Hunting!!!!!


It is difficult to tell from the picture below who was the most excited.  Rotary Vice President Gareth Owen was certainly delighted to be presenting the winner of the Young Writer prize from Ysgol Gwynedd.

But all the congratulations go to Fearne Conway who submitted an outstanding piece of writing on the ‘CONNECTIONS’ theme, on aspects of her family.  The judges thought this was a brilliant piece of thinking and imagination, and captured the theme perfectly.

Fearne’s Mum was discretely watching from a distance, and was equally delighted when the envelope was opened and revealed the winner.

Judges were very complimentary about the high standard of entries from the school, who have promised to submit even greater numbers next year.  Rotary thanks go to teacher Mrs Sarah Washington, who has supported the school students in the competition.



Holywell Museum & Point of Ayr Coalmine – Mar 2020

At our Monday meeting on 2nd March members were addressed by local mining experts John Witshire & John Larner  – that is working at the Point of Ayr coalfaces for many years.

Through their labours they have moved forward from setting up the PoA path to progressing work in developing the Holywell Museum – situated in the former Kings Head Public House in the High Street of Holywell.

John W regaled the meeting with his experiences at the coalface whilst John L talked about the engineering and safety aspects of the mining industry. It is our fervent hope that the public will support this venture – the town needs innovative ideas.

A cheque presentation was made to the museum fund and a vote of thanks expressed by Rotarian Dave Roberts.

Rotarian Peter Williams – ready for work – a novelty!!!

John Larner, Peter williams, John Wiltshire & Geoff Davies

K Mc, PW, RB, MM, CH, JW GJ & GD

Cheque presentation – John Wiltshire, Pres Elect Gareth Owen,

John Larner and Pres Nominee Malcolm Mellor