The great thing about RotaKids is that children can come up with ideas and see them become a reality. The groups can do just about anything which springs to mind to help others. It shows children that by working together, there is so much you can achieve.
Examples of RotaKids activities include:
The Class teacher/Youth leader, would discuss ideas with their pupils in their Citizenship lessons which will prompt suggestions and ideas from the children themselves. Then Rotarians make regular visits to support the project. The aim has always been for the youngsters to have fun while they were carrying out the community activity.
The decisions made always involve the RotaKids. Such as the date, time, place, cost for admission at events, etc. Then jobs are divided up between the class, with two or three being responsible for producing tickets, another group doing the posters etc. It may be possible to do many of these things in lesson times, such as Art and Design lessons. There can be a high educational value to forming a RotaKids group.
There are over 200 RotaKids clubs across Great Britain and Ireland, all making a difference to the lives of children in their communities.
To set up a RotaKids club in your school, youth group or community centre, please contact the District 1070 Rotakids coordinator Lesley Tyers and we’ll point you in the right direction.
For the young people it enlivens the curriculum.
They learn about Citizenship and teamwork.
They use practical maths such as counting money.
Making the posters and programmes brings a purpose to their lessons in English and IT, and the production of the event may use their Drama and Technology skills.
In addition, it is introducing the young people to Rotary ideals at an early age.
Rota kids can produce good publicity for both the school and the Rotary Club involved.
There is a RotaKids pledge, which was developed in Florida, and is really a simplified version of the Rotary four way test.
As a RotaKid, I promise
You could present certificates at the end of the school year to those who have done well over the year. ( these are available from the Rotary District 1070 coordinator)
But any other forms of rewards you would like to develop can be considered.
2 leaflets that might help are:
more Due to the uncertainties surrounding current and future travel as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, applications for participating in Rotary Youth exchange in 2021 are closed. Please read on if you are interested for 2022.
more Interact is a fun and lively organisation offering young people aged 12-18 amazing opportunities to broaden their horizons, make new friends and help the lives of others, Interact clubs are based in schools and colleges.
more A District 1070 project which recognises and rewards Primary School age children for acts of good citizenship. To see the types of activity for which the Rotary Star awards have been given click on the information for teachers link below.
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