THE Rotary Clubs of Royal Wootton Bassett Town and Royal Wootton Bassett & District were delighted to welcome ten teams, including various sports clubs and Young Farmers, to compete in their Rotary Youth Challenge day at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy. Poor weather failed to mar the event, which took place indoors, and attracted enthusiastic spectators.

Royal Wootton Bassett School of Dance achieved a spectacular triumph, by winning first and third places, with the WBLets (Wootton Bassett Light Operatic Society juniors) in second place, following a a spirited final that involved creating wind powered buggies. The innovative challenge evoked frustration and elation.

Eager young competitors tackled a remarkable range of challenges that included mental gymnastics, special awareness, general knowledge and fun factors including charades. A Rotary spokesperson said, "We received a tremendous amount of support from local businesses especially Box & Seal, Hulbert & Woodall and Dan's Deli, as well as G4S who administered the venue.

"We are grateful to Rotarians and their partners, and to Power of 10 for running the challenges, with special appreciation to the Mayor Steve Watts and the Rotary District Governor-Elect, Chris Firth, for presenting the awards. Huge thanks also to all the young people, whose participation was fundamental to the success of the day."