Ro­takids make their mark

The Observer - - NEWS | WELCOME - — Caro­line Tung

CHRIST­MAS is a time of giv­ing and the chil­dren at Cal­liope State School are learn­ing how to make a dif­fer­ence to those who are less for­tu­nate.

Year 5-6 stu­dents have col­lected laun­dry and toi­letries items to dis­trib­ute to home­less peo­ple liv­ing in the Glad­stone Re­gion.

Ro­tary district gov­er­nor Malcolm Saun­ders said he was happy with the project’s progress.

“This is very, very suc­cess­ful and lots of items have been col­lected al­ready,” he said.

The project also en­cour­ages home­less peo­ple to seek help from the Rose­berry Dig­nity Hub.

Ro­takids be­gan at the start of the year.

The group at Cal­liope State School is the first out­side a cap­i­tal city and is the third Ro­takids Club formed in Aus­tralia.

“It was very much a learn­ing process for our clubs run­ning it and it’s been ex­tremely suc­cess­ful,” Mr Saun­ders said.

Cal­liope State School has en­gaged in a num­ber of so­cial projects such as the Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child shoe­box ap­peal.

The school also sup­ported the Py­jama Foun­da­tion, a pro­gram that aims to im­prove the lives of chil­dren in foster care by teach­ing them lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy skills.

The Glad­stone Rose­berry Dig­nity Hub is lo­cated at 20 Rollo St, Glad­stone.

It can be con­tacted on 4972 5383.


RE­GIONAL FIRST: Cal­liope State School Ro­takids is the first op­er­a­tion out­side of Aus­tralia's big cities, ac­cord­ing to Ro­tary District 9570 gov­er­nor Malcolm Saun­ders.

Cal­liope State School Ro­takids are help­ing home­less peo­ple by col­lect­ing per­sonal care items.

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