Rotakids to be launched for Waddington and West Bradford pupils

never lost for words: The Waddington and West Bradford children with Rotarians Jeanne Cullen and Peter Cunliffe and their dictionaries.
never lost for words: The Waddington and West Bradford children with Rotarians Jeanne Cullen and Peter Cunliffe and their dictionaries.

ROTARIANS in the Ribble Valley already have strong links with local primary schools thanks to the regular school visits by the Rotary-sponsored Life Education Unit, complete with its mascot, Harold the Giraffe.

Now, in a follow-up to that initiative, Rotary Clubs are donating colourful pictorial dictionaries to schoolchildren.

The Rotary Club of Clitheroe has just donated 32 “Dictionaries for Life” to the incoming Year 6 children at Waddington and West Bradford Primary School.

Its headteacher, Sarah Healey, said the children are very appreciative of the dictionaries and already making good use of them. She added that the school is also looking forward to starting up its own “Rotakids” group, working with Rotarians Peter Cunliffe and Jeanne Cullen, and hoping this heralds the beginning of a long and positive relationship between the school and the Rotary Club of Clitheroe.

“Rotakids” is a Rotary initiative for children aged eight to 11. It encourages them to form a group and organise themselves to do something for the community.

Other schools in the area which might like to get involved in Rotakids can speak to any local Rotarian or visit: www.clitheroerotary.org.uk