RotaKids - helping Primary School Children learn skills and citizenship - open to the 7 to 11 year olds.

The RotaKids Program

RotaKids is Rotary's Program to help local young people learn new skills and make a difference in their community. They will use their Maths and English skills as well as learn about good citizenship.  It is the equivalent to Rotary's Interact Clubs, but aimed at children aged between 7 and 11 years old.

RotaKids are enthusiastic, eager to help and enjoy working with others in their primary school class or junior school group.

Our RotaKids clubs are based around the School Councils of their Primary Schools ensuring that not only do they get experience in decision-making for their school, but also, helping the wider community at large.  Not only do they work on their community-based projects, but we ensure they are involved in our club activities and have become a welcome and vital part of our stands at the town's Christmas Market.

It is a really simple way to make new friends and help others in the community. RotaKids work with local Rotary clubs on a project, it could be cleaning the garden or holding a sponsored event for charity. Whatever the idea, there's the opportunity to make a big difference whilst having great fun with their friends. At the end of the project, the satisfaction of a job well done, and a Rotary Certificate to prove it.

RotaKids sub-pages:

In Kenya Colours

Kenya Day Endeavours 2024

more Buttsbury Junior and Infant Schools hosted a Kenya day as part of their Geography week.

Year 6

A Buttsbury Hoopla

more Buttsbury Junior School fundraise for Cancer UK with a sponsored Hula Hoop challenge for all the shildren.

School Choir at the Pen Pals Party

Quilters Pen Pals Party

more Quilters held a Christmas party for its school children and their grown-up Pen Pals.

The five Officers of the RotaKids

2023 Quilters and Buttsbury RotaKids

more Investiture for the 2023-24 RotaKids

Margaret presenting to the school

Quilters’ RotaKids’ Water Project 2023

more Our member Rev. Margaret Fowler presented our Borewells project to a full school Assembly after an invitation from the school ECO Group.

The Team

Buttsbury - Litter, Tea and Cakes

more We joined Buttsbury Junior School RotaKIds and its ECO team on a Litter pick, followed by Tea and cakes

RotaKids   Officers and Lead Teacher Annie Watson

Buttsbury RotaKids Achievements 2023

more RotaKids update the club on all they have achieved in their 2022-23 year. A quality professional style presentation.

Headteacher Mike Wade

Quilters Parkrun Takeover 2023

more Quilter Junior School home of our first RotaKids club, takes over the Billericay Junior Parkrun on July 9, 2023

DG Jed RotaKids Maureen Lee and Rotarians

Quilters RotaKids annual Presentation

more Quilters Junior School Rotakids make their annual presentation to our Rotary Club of their achievements this last year.

DG Jed and the RotaKids Officers with the Citation

Buttsbury RotaKids Presidential Citation Award

more Buttsbury Junior School Rotakids win this prestigious Award, one of only two clubs in the District to do so.

Quilters RotaKids Presidential Citation Award

more Quilters Junior School Rotakids join Buttsbury in accepting this prestigious Award, the only two clubs in the District to do so.

Buttabury Junior School Citation

National Presidential Citations

more Both of our RotaKids clubs in Billericay have been recognised with a Presidential Citation from the International Director of Rotary International, Nicki Scott, for their amazing community efforts.

Keeping Them Up

Buttsbury Have a Ball 2023

more The children of Buttsbury Junior School welcomed the Billericay Rotary club to their yearly whole school fundraiser in late January. This is the school children’s main fundraiser of the year.

Sleeping Over

Buttsbury Sleepover 2023

more Year Six children of Buttsbury Junior School had a fundraising "Sleepover"

Presententing the Award

Buttsbury RotaKids Presidential Citation 2022

more Buttsbury RotaKids win Presidential Citation, a Rotary award in recognition of its achievements - one of very, very, few RotaKids club in Great Britain and the whole of Ireland to achieve this distinction.

President Michael Ginn and Head Teacher Michael Wade

Quilters RotaKids Club Investiture 2022

more Investiture of the new 2022/23 ROtaKids Officers at Quilters Junior School

Nerf Guns - Watch Out

Buttsbury is so Enterprising 2022

more Buttsbury Junior School's "Enterprise Day" raises money again for its charities

RotaKids ready for lunch

Buttsbury RotaKids SUCCESS 2022

more Buttsbury Junior School RotaKids report on their achievements in school year ending July 2022

RotaKids, teachers and Club Members

Dementia Friends 2022

more Quilters Junior School celebrates its Dementia Friendy credentials

Look what we did...

Buttsbury Jubilee Celebrations

more Kids like nothing more than flying flags and singing God Save The Queen. Buttsbury RotaKids club did just that as they celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the week before the Bank Holidays.

Playing Games

Pen Pals 2022 Music Day

more Quilters Pen Pals involves the children writing to “older” Pen Pals to keep them “in touch” over the Covid pandemic. This was a music event at Quilters to which they were all invited.


Quilters Pen Pals project

more Another Year passed and another Tea party to wlecome "Seniors" to meet their Quilters' Pen Pals.

What A Relay

RotaKids - Lion King? Not This time!

more Buttsbury Junior School super RotaKids fundraising event – an exhibition of Dogged Determination – a series of sponsored relay races to raise money for their chosen charity for 2021-22, Guide Dogs For the Blind

The RotaKids Committee

Buttsbury RotaKids Special - Badges of Honour

more Investiture time for the new 2021-22 Buttsbury RotaKids

The 2021-22 RotaKids

Quilters RotaKids Special - Badges of Honour

more Investiture time for the new 2021-22 Quilters RotaKids

Some of the Pen Pals

RotaKids Pen Pals at Quilters 2021

more Quilters Pupils become Pen Pals to keep the elderly "in touch" over the Covid Pandemic

Club Members

Buttsbury RotaKids Charity Bonanza 2021

more Huge fundraising effort amply rewarded.

Quilters RotaKids receiving Dementia Friendly certificate

Quilters Dementia Award 2021

more Quilters Junior School RotaKids are celebrating, having just been recognised for the Dementia Friendly Schools award

Dementia Actions on the High Street

Quilters RotaKids fight against Dementia

more Quilters Junior Schools Pen Pal project helps meet the challenge of dementia

RotaKids Charter and the first RotaKIds Group

Buttsbury RotaKids Club

more Activities and successes of the Buttsbury RotaKids club.

Presentation of the Charter - Headteacher Mike Wade and President Michael Ginn

Quilters RotaKids Club

more Activities and successes of the Quilters RotaKids club

RotaKids and club members

Quilters Investiture - 2020-21

more A special Zoom meeting to ensure this year's club officers are properly welcomed to the Rotary fold.

Maureen and Jack with the School's Dementia Certificate

A New Challenge

more Buttsbury RotaKids continue their leading role as a Dementia Friendly School

Mellow Yellow

Buttsbury Charity Days

more How the RotaKids school raised over £9200 from sponsored events

Virtual Ceremony

Buttsbury RotaKids 2020 Investiture

more A virtual investiture for a virtual world

All the RotaKids

RotaKids Showcase Year Of Success 2020

more Buttsbury RotaKids present their achievements on Zoom. including all the exciting things they’ve done, and the challenges faced. Despite the year and ability to carry out planned events being cut short by a third.

Local Paper Reports Buttsbury Success

Buttsbury Win Dementia Friendly Award

more The first Dementia Friendly Schools award from the Billericay Dementia Alliance goes to Buttsbury Junior School, the home of our second RotaKids Club.

Many Activities Undertaken

Buttsbury RotaKids' Good Works 2020

more Buttsbury RotaKids have another busy and exciting year, despite the restrictions of Covid-19

The Whole club with Ben and Suzie

2020 Rotakids Investiture

more The new school year heralds the election by their fellow school children of new members for the Quilters and Buttsbury RotaKids clubs, and their investiture by Rotary Club President Ben Clarke.

Buttsbury RotaKids Officers with Lead Teacher Lauren Pretty and Head Ann Robinson, with President Ben

Buttsbury RotaKids 2019 Achievements

more Each Year we host our two RotaKids Clubs at Quilters and Buttsbury Junior Schools so they can present their achievements. This was Buttsbury Junior School's presentation.

Children hard at it!

Buttsbury Through the Hoops! 2019

more Sponsored hula hoop challenge organised by the School’s RotaKids Club raises over £2400 for the RSPCA.

RotaKids, Lead teacher Helen Kilby and President Ben Clarke

Quilters RotaKids 2019 Achievements

more Each Year we host our two RotaKids Clubs at Quilters and Buttsbury Junior Schools so they can present their achievements. This was Quilters' presentation.

A Packed Preview Night

Art in the Community

more Children in all Primary Schools in the area including our RotaKids clubs worked on themes which conveyed pride in their local area, encouraged everyone to look after the environment and depict this in art form. That theme is “The Future is Bright".

Buttsbury school children mob the Cake Tables

Buttsbury RotaKids Bake-Off

more The Great Buttsbury Bake-Off raised over £1200 for Eric, eldest son of headteacher Lucy of Ciamanda School, Kenya. Eric who has leukaemia.

Comic Relief congregation

Buttsbury Comic Relief 2019

more RotaKids of Buttsbury Junior School sell red noses and dress up in pyjamas and onesies to raise money for Comic Relief

Quilters Junior School RotaKids Committee

2019 New RotaKids

more A new school year and new members are invested in the Quilters and Buttsbury RotaKids clubs

Buttsbury RotaKids Officers

RotaKids 2018 - Achievements

more The start of a new tradition - both RotaKids clubs came to Rotary and presented their achievements to the whole club - to much applause

This Game is TERRIFIC

Buttsbury RotaKids 2018 - Enterprise Day

more The return of the school’s “Enterprise Day”. 30 minutes of competition to see which class in each year could raise the most money on their own initiatives from a £5 start to donate to charity.

The Creative Team

Quilters RotaKids 2-18 World Cup Day

more RotaKids raise money for RNIB on the theme of the Football World Cup, all on the day that England play their first match.

It's a Goal!

Buttsbury RotaKids 2018 - Rotary Football competition

more Buttsbury’s Year 6 boys football team lost in the final com peting in District Rotary's first five-a-saide football competition.

We raised this much!

Buttsbury Skipathon 2018 - £4000 bonus

more The money is all in - £4780.10 raised by the RotaKids Skipathon at Buttsbury Junior School. All to go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Three Stars of the Skipathon

Buttsbury Skipathon 2018 - What a day!

more Buttsbury Junior School RotaKids supported their chosen charity (Great Ormond Street Hospital) by completing a sponsored skip.

Cheque presentation with some of the RotaKids

Quiltopia - Outdoor endeavour and learning 2018

more After support from our Rotary Club, District Grant helps Quilters Juniors start their dream outdoor Gallery and Classroom

The new Team

Quilters New Team 2017-18

more The new RotaKids team takes up the challenge for 2017-18.

The 2017 RotaKids Club

Buttsbury - a great first few months!

more Since its formation in February this year, Buttsbury Junior School RotaKids club has had a very active and highly successful first five months.

Planning the next Project

Quilters - What a year 2017

more A full year of activities and fund-raising come to a very successful end

We're off

Buttsbury Fun Run

more No Let-up for the RotaKids as their major fundraiser enjoys beautiful weather.

The learning centre goes here!

Quilters RotaKids - Outdoor Classroom and Art Gallery

more Stimulating creativity, imagination and learning with an outdoor learning centre and Art Gallery, all prodiced by teh children themselves

Proud Holder of her club's Charter

Buttsbury Chartered!

more The new RotaKids club of Buttsbury Junior School received its Charter.

RotaKids Club at Buttsbury School

Buttsbury RotaKids is born!

more The first meeting of the Buttsbury Junior School RotaKids and President Mike gave each club member their membership badges and each club Officer their badges of office.

School Sign

Buttsbury RotaKids is approved

more Buttsbury Junior School will have a new RotaKIds club - our second in the town.

President Mike, RotaKids and Leader Helen

RotaKids Induction 2016

more The first meeting of the 2016-17 Quiltonians RotaKids at Quilters Junior School saw President Mike give each club member their membership badges and each Officer their badges of office.

HUla Hoop - not so easy as it seems

Quiltonians Fun(d) Day

more RotaKids end the year with a fund-raising event for the Meningitis charity.

Part of the RotaKids Soapbox Team

2015-16 - a Year of Success

more Quiltonians RotaKids have another busy and successful year.

President Ed Hands over the cheque

Quilters Radio Fully Funded

more President Ed Harrison presented a cheque for £2,480 to Quilters school"™s RotaKids President as the final instalment to fund its "Quiltonians" radio station.

the RotaKids Oath

2015-16 New School Year New RotaKids

more October saw the enrollment fo the new members of the Quiltonians RotaKids at Quilters Junior School

Certificate of Achievement

Achievement Assembly 2015

more A Quilters Junior School Assembly to celebrate the achievements of the 2014/15 Quiltonians RotaKids.

A Feather in the RotaKids Hat

Mad Hatters Day

more RotaKids raise over £500 for Brain Tumour Research, AND, are visited by Lauren and Lewis Platt.

The Radio station is here

QFM - Quilters Junior School Radio Station

more QFM goes Live! New radio station pilot show is broadcast.

Care Learn Respect

Quiltonian RotaKids

more The Club (and the Town's) first RotaKids Club is launched. (1 page below this)