Rotary brings words to life . . .
Your support for our Rotary fundraising events is always appreciated. In turn we are delighted to be able to tell you about the difference the money makes to our local community.
Werrington Rotary has a number of projects that involve working with children, mainly in primary schools. Planting of crocus bulbs is part of the End Polio Now campaign. Supporting Kids Out, an event taking disadvantaged children to Wicksteed Park, is another example.
The club also supports children at school, making those formative years special and memorable. What makes the children in this photograph special? They are extra special because, having completed year six, they were presented at their leaving assembly with an Usborne Dic- tionary for Life inscribed with their own name. They are all from Ravensthorpe School. Children at Peterborough School, Castor and John Clare, Helpston also received a copy. It is part of a project initiated by the Werrington club who believe it is important that students have a reminder of their school days, something to keep which is useful throughout life. The Rotary club considers the art of reading and writing to be very important.
As well as having the recipient’s name inscribed using special calligraphy pens the front page of each dictionary is left blank to allow pupils to collect signatures of all their friends from school. The Werrington club adds a plate stating that they donated the dictionary. Hopefully in later life some of these students will be encouraged to help or join Rotary, or their parents will want to learn more.
Perhaps all children leaving year six should receive a copy. Although computers use spell check the index finger is not as mighty as the brain. Would you like your school to be involved next year?
Ramsey Rotary presented The Crunch Club with £500 to further their activities. The club covers the 11 to 16 age group. Their 78 members can volunteer to undertake a training scheme ultimately to become a qualified Youth Worker. Their other activities include disability awareness, break dancing, cooking nights, steel drum and DJ workshops also safety awareness training. Recent training addressed Drug and Alcohol awareness, First Aid and Child Protection which attracted an award from the Police and Crime Commissioners.
All very worthwhile projects.