New mobile classroom launch event

26th June 2019: Our new classroom is launched at Cumberwell Park

Rotary in Wiltshire raises £42,000 to provide new classroom
Wiltshire’s Rotary Clubs are delighted to announce they have provided a new mobile classroom to Life Education Centre (Wiltshire). Eleven clubs from across the county raised £12,000 and successfully applied for a grant of £30,000 from worldwide Rotary Foundation to purchase the new unit.
The arrival of the new classroom was celebrated at a reception on 26th June at Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Bradford on Avon. It was attended by some 60 guests including Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire Nicky Alberry, the High Sheriff of Wiltshire David Scott and the Chairman of Wiltshire Council
Cllr. James Sheppard.
Life Education provides children aged 4 to11 with the knowledge and skills needed to make the right decisions in life. The programme includes education on health, relationships and wellbeing. LEC works in association with the CORAM charity, schools and parents to deliver a series of sessions linked to the National Curriculum using a specially designed high-tech mobile classroom and highly trained educators. The mobile and its specialist educators are essential in giving the children an exciting experience. This enables difficult topics such as managing risks from exposure to drugs and alcohol, the internet and personal relationships in a sensitive and protective environment.
Volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Royal Wootton Bassett & District, Bradford on Avon and Salisbury have been responsible for managing the Wiltshire Life Education ‘Keeping Children Safe’ programme and for towing and installing the classroom in Wiltshire primary schools for over 20 years. This academic year alone, LEC (Wiltshire) will support nearly 12,000 children in around 80 Wiltshire Schools.
Phil Tanner, President of Royal Wootton Bassett & District Rotary Club, commented “The way the Rotary Clubs in Wiltshire have rallied round to raise the money demonstrates the strong commitment of Rotary to support its local communities. I would like to thank all the clubs who donated to this appeal. This will benefit children across Wiltshire for many years to come.”

Further information about Life Education Wiltshire can be read in this pamphlet. 

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