Lunchtime Meeting

Wed 22nd November 2017 at 13.00 - 14.00

Terry Penhall gave a presentation on the Coram Life Education programme to Rotary Club members at our lunchtime meeting on 22nd November 2017. He gave us a brief history of the initiative, launched in the UK in 1986 after Prince Charles had seen how it was helping to educate school children in Australia about the risks of drug and alcohol abuse. Today it is a national initiative supporting the wider PSHE school curriculum and in Wiltshire we have two part-time educators with a coverage of over 50% of all primary schools. Two thirds of its funding derives from the schools that commission its services, with the remaining third dependent on donations. It is actively supported by Rotary groups with our RWB& District club providing significant financial support as well as a team of volunteers organising bookings, delivering and setting up the mobile classroom at each school and arranging maintenance of both the classroom and Landrover towing vehicle across the north of the county. There is great excitement when the LEC arrives at each school and it receives glowing testimonials from kids, parents and teachers alike. So it is a very valuable element of the club's support for youth in our community.