THE first Rotakids Club in the Ribble Valley has been started at Waddington and West Bradford Primary School.
It was formed with the help of Rotarians Peter Cunliffe and Jean Cullen, for the Rotary Club of Clitheroe, and the school’s deputy headteacher, Mrs Helen Madeley.
TRotakids helps to build children’s self-esteem and community service ethics by introducing Rotary concepts of service, understanding and citizenship. Children taking part also have an introduction to project, team and leadership skills.
The club is set up and controlled by the teacher in the school and a local branch of the Rotary Club provides ideas and support. The first project for Waddington and West Bradford Rotakids is a shoe box appeal for Christmas.