2019 New RotaKids
A new school year and new members are invested in the Quilters and Buttsbury RotaKids clubsthumbnail view
Taking the Pledge
A new school year and new members for the Quilters and Buttsbury RotaKids clubs. In both schools, every year school children can put themselves forward for election to the new RotaKids Clubs and School Council, and the whole school votes to elect their chosen representatives.
On October 8, President Les Sheppard and Youth Service Chairman Mike Sinclair visited Quilters Junior School to meet the 2018/19 electees, induct them as new RotaKids, and give them their RotaKids badges. The following day the process was repeated for the RotaKids at Buttsbury Junior School.
Helen Kilby, the RotaKids coordinator at Quilters and Lauren Pretty, her equivalent at Buttsbury, introduced us to the children. Then each child came to the front to receive their badge from President Les, with the officers receiving a special badge identifying their role.
In addition, they all made the RotaKids pledge – “As a RotaKid, I endeavour to be fair to all, to serve my community and to show respect for others, to make a difference to our school, our community and our world”. They all received their own pledge card.
Service Above Self
President Les reminded them of the achievements of last year’s RotaKids and said that we look forward to hearing their plans for this year. In conclusion he hoped they would have a lot of fun doing their projects.
After the meeting President Les remarked “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 them helping us sell raffle tickets at the Christmas Market in aid of St Luke’s Hospice, ShelterBox and other charities supported by Rotary.”
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