Community support

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

Whitchurch Primary is a successful, modern and forward thinking three form entry school with around 710 pupils. The school is located in the suburb of Whitchurch, North Cardiff and is one of the largest primary schools in Wales.
Since opening in September 2012, the school has been at the heart of the community and the pupils that attend are from various socioeconomic backgrounds which include many different ethnic groups.
The Rotakid’s club was first established at Whitchurch Primary School in 2015/16 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast.
The School’s motto is ‘work together, play together and succeed together’ and the Rotakids’ pledge is ‘I endeavour to be fair to all, to serve my community and to show respect for others’. The Rotakids felt that by following these principles, which work alongside each other, they would participate in active citizenship projects that would benefit a large number of people in their community, their school and all over the world.
To date the Rotakids club has carried out projects for their school, the local community and two International projects raising in total £3106.
During the last couple of months Year 6 pupils learnt about Rotary’s involvement in eradicating polio worldwide. They also entered the Purple 4 Polio Competition and a Year 6 Pupil won the District award and his poem has now been submitted to the RIBI President .
Following on from this competition the Rotakids decided they would plant 2,500 crocuses in the school grounds and create a quiet space. The subject of this grant application is to purchase a planter, crocuses, compost and a bench which can be erected in this quiet space which will be used by both pupils and staff.

Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast

Location: Whitchurch, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The Rotakids of Whitchurch Primary School are inspirational, lively and full of ideas to make the world they live in a better place. They have grasped the concept of helping others less fortunate than themselves and have organised themselves (with minimal help from the Rotary Club) to undertake this