RotaKids are the youngest members of the Rotary Family aged between 7-12 their aim being to make friends and get involved with important activities in the community, all while having a great time in the process.
RotaKids clubs are based in schools, youth groups or community centres and with the help and support from teachers, youth leaders and the local Rotary.
Children gain a valuable experience in helping others and learning interesting, new things.It also brings an exciting and practical approach to supporting the citizenship element of the national curriculum.
By doing so, children enjoy a boost to their confidence and self-esteem at a key age and develop and understanding of how their actions can impact on others.
So what do Rotakids do…. Well the great thing 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:
- Filling shoeboxes with toys for underprivileged children around the world as part of the Rotary Shoebox Scheme
- Raising money for charities in your area with a sponsored bike ride, non-uniform day, cake sale or school fun days
- Supporting the environment by setting a nature project in the school playground or local community
- Collecting books for children in countries around the world
There are over 200 RotaKids clubs across Great Britain and Ireland, all making a difference to the lives of children in their communities. Its also the stepping Stone to Interact