Richard Darke Awards 2023

RD Awards

The Club sponsors awards presented annually to children at local schools [primary and secondary] in recognition of special or exceptional achievement during the preceding school year.  The child selected to receive an award is determined by the school staff but the recommendation is not necessarily related to academic achievement.  The decision to make the award can involve other attributes including engagement in sport, music, drama, community activities, extra curricular activities or any attribute in which the child is considered to have either made a major contribution, progressed developmentally or shown exceptional performance and/or ability.

Richard Darke was the founder President of the Rotary Club of Kibworth and Fleckney and as a lasting memorial to his major involvement in establishing the Club, both in the initiation stage and in the succeeding years prior to his premature death, the members have continued to support and encourage the annual awards as an important part of their philosophy to be involved with the local community and support ‘youth’ related projects.

The Awards for 2023 are as follows:

Fleckney C.E. Primary School  - BETHAN JONES

Bethan has been a great ambassador for the school. She has always been the first to volunteer to take on any kind of responsibility.  A very conscientious individual who has been a great example for others to follow.

Kibworth Mead Academy - JACK FARLEY


Jack works incredibly hard & the results are a testimony to his dedication & commitment.  He is a modest person, remaining a kind & focused young man who does not talk about his incredible achievements in golf. All the staff at the Academy are incredibly proud of him.

Kibworth C.E. Primary School - JACK FEAKES


Jack is a highly respected person by both his peers and staff. He has a maturity beyond his years & displays a well rooted kindness. During his time at the school he has always been there to offer support & guidance to anyone around him.

Church Langton C.E. Primary School - HENRY MOSS


Henry has been an excellent role model throughout his time at the school & has made a significant contribution in many different ways.  He consistently demonstrates our values & will be greatly missed by all at Church Langton.