Pre­par­ing for the

Ro­tary leads the way at Bud­dina SS

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS - Jor­gia White jor­gia.white@sc­news.com.au

CHIL­DREN at Bud­dina State School are set to be well-equipped for their fu­tures, as they are now one of the first schools in­volved with Ro­tary’s Early­act Club.

Early­act pro­vides young stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity for gain­ing an in­creased aware­ness and knowl­edge of their com­mu­nity and the world.

Pres­i­dent of Kawana Wa­ters Ro­tary Club De’Anna Daleney said the school was look­ing for a pro­gram where they could con­nect their stu­dents with the wider com­mu­nity.

“The idea is that the kids will do one ac­tiv­ity in each the ar­eas within their school, within their com­mu­nity and in­ter­na­tion­ally,” she said.

“They might go do some­thing in the com­mu­nity such as plant­ing trees.

“In­ter­na­tion­ally could be them col­lect­ing sport­ing goods to send over­seas.

“What we’re look­ing to do is part­ner­ing the stu­dents up with stu­dents over­seas and build­ing up the aware­ness of other peo­ple and how they live their life.”

The mis­sion and op­er­a­tion of Early­act are closely linked to the ideals of Ro­tary and pro­vide the foun­da­tion and nat­u­ral suc­ces­sion as chil­dren grow.

Ms Daleney said at a young age, all stu­dents can eas­ily be en­cour­aged to be

They might go do some­thing in the com­mu­nity such as plant­ing trees.

car­ing and help­ful.

“Their minds are open to recog­nise the dig­nity and worth of each in­di­vid­ual which builds re­spect for oth­ers,” she said.

Early­act also pro­motes un­der­stand­ing and the build­ing of friend­ships among the club mem­bers, en­gag­ing stu­dents in char­ac­ter-build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and pre­par­ing them for lead­er­ship roles to iden­tify and carry out projects which ben­e­fit their school, lo­cal and global com­mu­ni­ties.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit, www.face­book.com/ KawanaWater­sRo­taryClub.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

READY TO SOAR: Bud­dina State School stu­dents be­ing ini­ti­ated into the pro­gram.

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