Group boosts com­mu­nity spirit

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

A NEW group to en­cour­age chil­dren put some­thing back into the com­mu­nity has been launched.

Ro­takids has been es­tab­lished by Mac­cles­field Cas­tle Ro­tary club at Ash Grove Academy on Bel­grave Road.

It is a ju­nior sec­tion of Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional and will give chil­dren aged seven to 12 op­por­tu­ni­ties to work to­gether and un­der­take ac­tiv­i­ties in their com­mu­nity.

Alec John­ston of the Mac­cles­field Cas­tle Ro­tary club said: “Although in its early stages, the young peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in the Barn­aby Pa­rade in the sum­mer and also raised money by set­ting up and run­ning their own stalls at the school fete.

“Ro­takids pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity for chil­dren to have fun and en­joy­ment whilst work­ing on worth­while projects.

“Ro­takids will also learn about the im­por­tance of cit­i­zen­ship and re­spect­ing oth­ers, as well as them­selves.”

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