RotaKids from Shaftesbury Primary joined the Abbey Primary RotaKids and the Hilltop Litter Pickers on the first litter pick of the school year on 15th November. More than 20 students headed for three locations around town, all armed with hi-viz vests, litter pickers, gloves and rubbish bags.
As well as offering a valuable community service, the litter pick was also good fun for everyone who took part – the students from the two schools also enjoyed working as a team. Michelle Alford from Hilltop Litter Pickers spoke to the pupils about the importance of keeping Shaftesbury clean and tidy, and a fun question and answer session ended the trip.
RotaKids is a fun and exciting way for children aged seven to 12 get involved with important activities in the community, all while having a great time and making friends in the process.
RotaKids was set up by the Rotary club, and they are based in schools, youth groups or community centres.
With the help and support from teachers, youth leaders and the local Rotary club, children can gain a valuable experience in helping others and learning interesting, new things. Children enjoy a boost to their confidence and self-esteem at a key age and develop an lifelong understanding of how their actions can impact on others.
If you want to know more or to get involved with Rotary, see rotarygbi.org or contact Peter Sale at Shaftesbury Rotary Club
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