Due to the current Covid regulations the school is organised in year-group bubbles which means that Interact is not able to hold face-to-face meetings. We have, however, continued to keep in touch on-line.
We are working to complete the Rotary 6 areas of focus (Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water, Supporting Education, Saving Mothers and Children, Growing Local Economies) and we have researched UNICEF to educate
others on them in order to complete the Providing Clean Water focus.
UNICEF wants to provide clean water, proper sanitation and good hygiene for children. A lack of these things causes diseases which over 800 children die from every single day. They predict that by 2040, 1 in 4 children will live in areas with extremely high water stress. UNICEF is working with governments in more than 113 countries to try to change this situation.
Virtual ways people can fundraise to help this amazing cause are · Take on a #Challenge For Children - pick a challenge (usually exercises based), set up a JustGiving page and share it on social media.
· Donate your commute (the money saved on tickets or petrol whilst working from home).
· Run a virtual book club.
· Host a bake-along or dinner party.
Mel Howard, President
Meetings of RotaKids have continued with a small team of Y6 girls taking control of the running of the club. They meet once a week during our lunchtime with me overseeing the meetings, offering support and guidance.
The children wanted to keep the club running but they felt that asking parents for money for fundraising was not appropriate at a time when many have lost their jobs. They have therefore used existing RotaKids funds to hold an Easter Bonnet competition. The competition was divided into KS1 and KS2. A winner and a runner-up were chosen within each age group.
The children running RotaKids should be commended for their efforts; I am so proud of their actions. They even have a plan of action to implement during the summer term to hand over the running of the club to the current Y5 class as they will be moving to secondary school in September.
We are currently trying to set up a Zoom meeting with the members of Sandbach Interact at the High School. Those who are moving there are very keen to join Interact.
Elworth Hall School
more Rotarian Rosemary Twidale from Rotary Club of Sandbach attended the meeting of RotaKids and this a short report on that meeting.
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