RotaKids and school
The speaker at the East Sutherland Rotary club meeting on 12th July was not the head of a Northern Irish marching band but the Head Teacher of Brora Primary School, Dawn Mackenzie, who has just celebrated her 3rd year as host to one of the most successful Rotakids clubs in Scotland. Members were really impressed by her talk which out lined the support the club gives to her young pupils and the huge effort the children and the school puts into helping the community and communities overseas. This has included: 100 school satchels full of equipment going to Africa, 50 children swimming for Polio, selling hundreds of Purple 4 Polio Ice creams at sports days and the Scarecrow Festival and Shelterbox display. The Club has participated in the wreath laying at the Remembrance service, beach cleans, tea and music days for the elderly and the tern project which in conjunction with the RSPB is trying to encourage more arctic Terns to nest in the Brora area. They have also produced a Rotary supported Brora Guide leaflet for use by local residents and visitors alike.
Members were delighted when Dawn announced she wanted to mentor more Rotakids clubs in other Sutherland Primary schools of all sizes. The future for RotaKids is bright with the ‘Dawn’ we have in Brora!
Picture shows Dawn with President John McMurray