Child literacy is a keen focus of Newbury Rotary and is a particular interest of our immediate Past President Hemant Amin. During his presidency in 2014-15 Hemant worked with local schools to see if and how Rotary could encourage reading in our local Primary Schools.
Several projects emerged and we created some bookplates too to put in the books donated.
Rotarians were encouraged to train to assist and support reading skills in local West Berkshire Primary Schools through the organisation of a local charity, ABCtoRead .
In 2015 John Rankin School was undertaking a new initiative to create a wider awareness and understanding of the world by introducing the International Primary Curriculum supported by an international perspective with their school library.
Newbury Rotary was delighted to assist and provided funding to purchase the books.
Falkland School's Library and classroom reading corners had become rather tired and chaotic and were desperately in need of upgrading and re-stocking to encourage the children to love reading.
Newbury Rotary provided a grant to help them with their project to purchase new library boxes and seats and of course new books!. Like all good and worthwile projects nothing happens overnight, But what a difference the year between the Club's initial visit to view their facilities and our return visit in March 2016 has made. Just take a look at the before and after photos in the gallery above.
more Rotary's Helping Hand in Tanzania
more Loads of fun had by all at this annual event. Click on the "Details" button for more pictures.
more Sun shining, birds singing, what more could you ask for...
more Raise funds for your own charity on Sunday 13th May 2018. Start time between 11 am and 12 pm.
more Pop in to the Town Hall between 8:45 and 13:00 on Saturday 14th April for a free Blood Pressure check.
more Food, music, presents, who could ask for more!
more A day out to Marwell Zoo.
more Great fun had by all who participated
more Newbury Rotarians enjoy a fun day out at Paultons Park with local children from Castle School. Difficult to say who enjoys it more!
more A fully marshalled route for charities and community groups to raise funds for their own causes.
more A one day drop in clinic to get your blood pressure checked.
more The Newbury Weekly News Parcel Fund is another great success. Newbury Rotarians rattled tins outside Sainsbury's on November 29th to collect funds and helped to distribute the parcels on December 12th.
more Newbury Rotarians will be marshalling the Christmas parade and the crowds in the Market Place for the switching on of the 2015 Christmas Lights
more Each year Newbury Rotary charters the Rebecca Barge for 7 days from the Bruce Trust to host day trips for local community groups
more The organisation of the Newbury Weekly News Parcel Fund is already in full swing. Newbury Rotarians will be rattling tins outside Sainsbury's on November 29th to collect funds as well as helping to distribute the parcels on December 12th.
more The 2015 Kids Out Trip to Paulton's Park on June 10th
more Over 60 walkers enjoyed a 5 or 7 mile walk around the beautiful "Middleton" countryside of Bucklebury raising over Â£2000 for their charities and community groups.
more Newbury Rotary Club skippers and crews The Rebecca Barge from The Bruce Trust for a week in September giving a variety of local charity support groups and their carers a lovely day out on the Kennet and Avon Canal.
more Newbury Rotary organised a Know Your Blood Pressure pop-up clinic on Saturday 18th April 2014 for Stroke Awareness Day - Newbury Town Hall: 9:30am - 1:30pm.
more Nov 1st 2014. Newbury Racecourse. Display starts at 7:30pm Newbury Rotary Club will be supporting this initiative by providing marshals to assist the Lions Club.
more Newbury Rotary organised a "Kids Out" trip to Paultons Park for children from our local Castle School, and their teachers on June 11th 2014.
more Life Education Thames Valley is supported by Newbury Rotary Club through donations and providing volunteer resources.
back Newbury Rotary Club supports and organises a variety of community activities for all ages.