LAUNCH OF THE ROTARY STARS CITIZENSHIP AWARD

An exciting new partnership project with Broadmead Primary School

The Rotary Club of Croydon and Broadmead Primary School have been in partnership since 2017. Previous partnership projects have included planting crocuses and saplings to encourage the children to learn more about the living environment and our programme to eradicate polio from the world. We have also provided dictionaries for the school, together with books and board games. More recently we have provided some computers for the school and a quantity of assorted spring bulbs for each pupil to plant in the school grounds. We are also supporting the school foodbank and uniform bank.

This new project “Rotary Stars Citizenship Award” will add to that strong bond.

On 10 September 2020, President Patricia Painting met with Head Teacher Sarah Hunter at Broadmead Primary School to launch the Rotary Stars Citizenship Award, an annual scheme giving the opportunity to recognise and reward primary school age children for acts of good citizenship.

Awards, comprising a personal certificate of achievement, a book token and a lapel badge, will be made annually to children, selected by their teachers and head teacher.

The children will have demonstrated or performed an act of community service such as helping or supporting others, their school, their community, the environment, etc. In effect they will be demonstrating Rotary’s ideal of ‘Service above Self’.

The Rotary Stars project is open and suitable for all children irrespective of age, talent, or academic ability. It is all down to personal achievement with no competition element.

We plan to roll this out to other schools in our area soon and to promote it to other local Rotary clubs.

To view the Information for Teachers click HERE.

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