Tipperty receives RotaKids charter

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Tipperty School had an exciting morning recently when the school received its RotaKids charter at the school assembly.

Headed up by an exceptionally enthusiastic and professional team of children, the youngsters impressed their school friends, staff and Rotarian visitors with their well- prepared leading of the event that was held on Thursday, April 28.

Songs were sung with gusto, much applause delivered and the newly appointed President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and PR/Spokesperson were officially installed in their roles.

Eleanor Macalister, Ellon Rotary’s RotaKids Co-ordinator and Tipperty’s mentor, carried out the formal part of the occasion with her fellow Rotarian, Alasdair Campbell.

They presented the RotaKids President with their Charter certificate.

Anne Forster of Meldrum Rotary was also present in her role as one of Rotary District 1010’s RotaKids officers.

Mrs Lorna Dawson, Head Teacher, said: “This has been a very special moment in Tipperty School’s life and will be long-remembered by the children.

“They have worked really hard for this morning’s assembly and we have all enjoyed the occasion.”

The RotaKids officers shared some of the ideas that the school will be involved in, one of which is Purple Crocus Day, when the school will learn about the fight against the Polio virus in which Rotary is heavily involved.

The children will be getting out their gardening tools in the autumn when they will be planting the purple crocus corms in and around the school.

The planting and blooming of the crocus corms will certainly be something to watch out for!

Rotary is a world-wide organisation with RotaKids being its youngest members.

Ellon Rotary is proud to be their sponsor club and further information on Ellon Rotary can be found at: www.facebook.com/ellonrotary or www.ellonrotary.org.uk or contact the group by email at secretary@ellonrotary.org.uk.

Rotary’s flagship program is its effort to protect children against polio.

It aims to eradicate the disease from the world.