President Elect Celia Norton and Past President Kevin McLeod deliver groceries collected from local businesses and individuals to Home Start Clackmannanshire (Dec 18)
President Elect Celia Norton and Past President Kevin McLeod deliver groceries collected from local businesses and individuals to Clackmannanshire Women's Aid (Dec 18)
Steve McGuire and Ian Stuart collect a fine contribution of packed shoeboxes from the pupils of Clackmannan Primary School (December 18)
Steve McGuire and Hilary Bayley presented the Rotakids Charter to Dani and Jay from Clackmannan Primary School. (December 18)
Ochil Mountain Rescue and Shelterbox
Sunnyside Primary School
Today, four Alloa Rotarians paid a visit to Sunnyside Primary School, to meet the children who will shortly represent their school at Lego League in Glasgow on 10th December. They call their competition project SOLAR which stands for Sunnyside Oxygen Laboratories And Robotics. Using Lego to build their robotic equipment, they write computer programmes to instruct the machines to carry out tasks. They are working to solve the problem of providing water and oxygen for people working in space. Could the best solution be condensed breath, recycled urine or maybe extracting water from comets or meteors? They are also considering the emotional and mental health issues of space isolation and confined living space.
Their teacher, Mr Mathis, told the Rotarians that the school is to have a visit soon from someone from NASA who will be able to tell the children about his real life experience of solving such problems.
Alloa Rotary presented a cheque for £200 to the robotics club to help with the cost of their travel to the competition and wished them every success.