Quilters Radio Fully Funded
President Ed Harrison presented a cheque for Â£2,480 to Quilters school"™s RotaKids President as the final instalment to fund its "Quiltonians" radio station.
On Air! Quiltonians Granted Their Dream Ticket
Wednesday, January 20 was a red-letter day for Quilters Junior School – and for us. It saw President Ed Harrison present a cheque for £2,480 to the school’s RotaKids President as the final instalment to help them establish their ambitious and successful “Quiltonians“ radio station.
Having launched the thriving RotaKids Club at the school in November 2014, we initially donated £1,572 to help the station purchase the sound-desk needed for it to be set up. But the balance of the equipment required had been funded from school funds. This needed to be replaced since it was from the funds dedicated to books and learning materials.
On that basis we applied for a Rotary District Grant and, happily, it was agreed. Current District Youth Service Chairman and Past District Governor Peter Dowse, who had presented the RotaKids Club charter in 2014, attended the cheque hand-over at the school’s morning assembly and spoke about how District funds work.
The station records and broadcasts every two weeks with the help of a technician on loan from PhoenixFM. Each broadcast is approximately an hour long and a mix of stories, interviews, jokes and features compiled and recorded by the pupils. Major interviewees have been local MP, John Baron, snooker legend Steve Davies and Lauren & Lewis Platt (X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent finalists).
In our application for the grant, we stressed: “As the first chartered RotaKids club in our District, we should support its first major initiative. We want the club and the radio station to succeed and, having seen the enthusiasm of the Kids in recording and operating the station, we are convinced this is a very worthwhile cause which Rotary in our District should support.”
2019 New RotaKids
A new school year and new members are invested in the Quilters and Buttsbury RotaKids clubsdetails
RotaKids 2018 - Achievements
The start of a new tradition - both RotaKids clubs came to Rotary and presented their achievements to the whole club - to much applausedetails
Buttsbury RotaKids 2018 - Enterprise Day
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.details
Quilters RotaKids 2-18 World Cup Day
RotaKids raise money for RNIB on the theme of the Football World Cup, all on the day that England play their first match.details
Buttsbury RotaKids 2018 - Rotary Football competition
Buttsbury’s Year 6 boys football team lost in the final com peting in District Rotary's first five-a-saide football competition.details
Buttsbury Skipathon 2018 - £4000 bonus
The money is all in - £4780.10 raised by the RotaKids Skipathon at Buttsbury Junior School. All to go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.details
Buttsbury Skipathon 2018 - What a day!
Buttsbury Junior School RotaKids supported their chosen charity (Great Ormond Street Hospital) by completing a sponsored skip.details
Quiltopia - Outdoor endeavour and learning 2018
After support from our Rotary Club, District Grant helps Quilters Juniors start their dream outdoor Gallery and Classroomdetails
Buttsbury - a great first few months!
Since its formation in February this year, Buttsbury Junior School RotaKids club has had a very active and highly successful first five months.details
Quilters - What a year 2017
A full year of activities and fund-raising come to a very successful enddetails
Buttsbury Fun Run
No Let-up for the RotaKids as their major fundraiser enjoys beautiful weather.details
Quilters RotaKids - Outdoor Classroom and Art Gallery
Stimulating creativity, imagination and learning with an outdoor learning centre and Art Gallery, all prodiced by teh children themselvesdetails
Buttsbury RotaKids is born!
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.details
Buttsbury RotaKids is approved
Buttsbury Junior School will have a new RotaKIds club - our second in the town.details
RotaKids Induction 2016
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.details
Quiltonians Fun(d) Day
RotaKids end the year with a fund-raising event for the Meningitis charity.details
2015-16 New School Year New RotaKids
October saw the enrollment fo the new members of the Quiltonians RotaKids at Quilters Junior Schooldetails
Achievement Assembly 2015
A Quilters Junior School Assembly to celebrate the achievements of the 2014/15 Quiltonians RotaKids.details
Mad Hatters Day
RotaKids raise over Â£500 for Brain Tumour Research, AND, are visited by Lauren and Lewis Platt.details
QFM - Quilters Junior School Radio Station
QFM goes Live! New radio station pilot show is broadcast.details