RotaKids/ 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.
What a success
The RotaKids club at Buttsbury Junior School was formed only in February this year, but it has launched with a bang! Deputy Head Teacher Sally Lavelle reports on a very active first five months:
“Buttsbury Junior School became part of Billericay Rotary club in February this year with Billericay Rotary presenting our school council with the prestigious new title of RotaKids. Once RotaKids was established our first important decision was to decide which charity to support. Our pupil’s charity of choice was Great Ormond Street Hospital and since then £1200 has been raised for this worthwhile cause. Our fundraisers over the course of this year have taken many forms yet at the heart of every event it has been the children organising and managing proceedings.
Our first fundraiser for GOSH involved the local community. We decided to run a lucky dip style stall called the Magic Ice Cream at Summerfest this year. Many of our RotaKids gave up their Sunday afternoon to come and help run the stall. The children thoroughly enjoyed this experience and in total £108 was raised.
Next, we organised an enterprise day in school. This involved each of our 16 classes being given £5.00 and the entrepreneurial challenge of trying to make as much profit from our starting point of £5.00 as possible. As always our pupils rose to the challenge and devised class stalls such as biscuit making, ping-pong ball challenges, selling pencil toppers; we even went as far as one class running their own funfair!! Overall, £650 was raised. A fantastic achievement!
Finally, our RotaKids went on to organise a sponsored run which involved the whole school trying to run or walk as many laps of the school field as possible in thirty minutes (See separate report). Our pupils and staff alike really got into the spirit of the occasion with many of our children being presented with special effort awards.
This final event took our total to a whopping £1200.
RotaKids has had a really positive impact on our students this year, as it has been so led and directed by them. We look forward to raising money for other local and national charities in the upcoming year!”
RotaKids Showcase Year Of Success 2020
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.details
Buttsbury Win Dementia Friendly Award
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Buttsbury RotaKids' Good Works 2020
Buttsbury RotaKids have another busy and exciting year, despite the restrictions of Covid-19details
2020 Rotakids Investiture
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.details
Buttsbury RotaKids 2019 Achievements
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.details
Buttsbury Through the Hoops! 2019
Sponsored hula hoop challenge organised by the School’s RotaKids Club raises over £2400 for the RSPCA.details
Quilters RotaKids 2019 Achievements
Each Year we host our two RotaKids Clubs at Quilters and Buttsbury Junior Schools so they can present their achievements. This was Quilters' presentation.details
Art in the Community
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".details
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The Great Buttsbury Bake-Off raised over £1200 for Eric, eldest son of headteacher Lucy of Ciamanda School, Kenya. Eric who has leukaemia.details
Buttsbury Comic Relief 2019
RotaKids of Buttsbury Junior School sell red noses and dress up in pyjamas and onesies to raise money for Comic Reliefdetails
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
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
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.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