Quilters New Team 2017-18
The new RotaKids team takes up the challenge for 2017-18.
Quilters New Team Take Up Challenge
A new school Year and new members for the Quilters RotaKids club. Every year school children can put themselves forward for election to the new RotaKids Club and School Council, and the whole school votes to elect their chosen representatives.
Helen Kilby, lead teacher at Quilters Junior School for the RotaKids said “This year, we tried something different. We thought that it would be good for the children to try to emulate the parliamentary elections, so every candidate was asked to prepare a speech on why they should be chosen, and answer questions from their electors. The only restriction, the officers of the club (President, Secretary, etc.) had to be members from last year so that there was some continuity from the previous year. The experiment was very successful with enthusiastic participation from the children.”
It was a daunting prospect, but still many children wanted to try and the 20 members, two from each form were duly elected.
On Friday September 29, Rotary Club of Billericay’s Youth Officer Mike Sinclair, and President Peter Greene, attended the inaugural and successful meeting of the new club.
The whole group, led by their vice-president, reciting the RotaKids pledge followed by president Peter making a short speech welcoming the new club members to the family of Rotary and encouraging them to choose their supported charity so that they can start planning how they will raise money for it. Each member then received their RotaKids Badges, and finally, the officers were presented with their badges of office.
President Peter remarked after the meeting “The Rotary Motto is ‘Service before Self’ and it is very good to see so many children eager to join the RotaKids club and help serve their school and their community. We are looking forward to their participation with us at the Christmas Market when they will be helping us sell raffle tickets in aid of St Luke’s Hospice, Aquabox and other charities supported by Rotary.”
We hear that there is also a secret project under discussion – so - “watch this space”.
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
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
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
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