ROTARY RotaKids Groups are a fun and exciting way for children aged 7-12 to make friends and get involved with important activities in their community while having a great time in the process.

Usually based in schools and supported by their teachers and a local Rotary Club, RotaKids can gain valuable experience in helping others and learning interesting, new things while bringing an exciting and practical approach to supporting the citizenship element of the National Curriculum.

With the guidance of Head Teacher Nikki O’Dwyer, and in partnership with Oswestry Rotary Club, the new school year has seen a new RotaKids Group established in Our Lady and St Oswald RC Primary School, Oswestry with RotaKids Club Council members from the student body.

Receiving their Charter Certificate together with members’ certificates and wristbands from Rotary District Governor Steve Martin back in July, the RotaKids were ready to start work from the start of the new academic year. Their first council meeting was held on Monday 10th September to confirm Council members and plan their first fundraising event “Jeans for Genes” to help vulnerable children living with genetic disorders – the Group’s response for world “Jeans for Genes Day” on 20th September 2018.

Oswestry Rotary Club’s Justin Soper said: “This is a wonderful start for our new RotaKids Group. Watch this space for news of more of their activities later in the year!”

Pictured:  Back row adults (L-R) Rotarian Justin Soper, District Governor Steve Martin, Assistant Governor Sherie Soper