On November 25th Rotarian Mike Worth visited Wray with Botton Primary School to charter their newly formed Wray Rotakids. The photographs featured show President Caitlin, the committee – Caitlin, Lucy, Darcy, Rosie, Holly and Ruby and a photograph of the full Wray Rotakids club. The children are very enthusiastic and have already started work on some really interesting projects including collaborating with local groups to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Wray Flood which takes place in August next year.
May Peace Prevail on Earth : a project between the Rotary Club of Lancaster and the Lancaster Girls Grammar School
Posted on : 22-10-2016 | By : Allan | In : News
May Peace Prevail on Earth :
a project between the Rotary Club of Lancaster and the Lancaster Girls Grammar School
Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School held a special ceremony in the school’s Pear Tree gardens on September 22nd 2016 to dedicate a Peace Pole donated by the Rotary Club of Lancaster
As the sun shone through the trees, LGGS pupils, the Head Mrs. Jackie Cahalin ,staff and governors were joined by Rotary Club members as well as staff and pupils from Ellel School RotaKids group in a ceremony which highlighted the Grammar School’s diverse and inclusive community. Guests enjoyed reflections and poetry from Year 8 pupils Emma, Emily and Emil. Year 7 and 8 pupils then joined together to say May Peace Prevail on Earth in a wide variety of languages spoken by pupils at the school including Hindi, Arabic, Gujarati, Malayalam, Russian, German and French.
“Dedicating a Peace Pole with its message of ‘May Peace Prevail On Earth’ expresses our common wish for a world at peace. The languages on each pole reflect the population it serves and so a peace pole grows as its local community grows when more and more languages in local use are added to it”. George Chadwick President Lancaster Rotary Club.
Thanks was expressed to the Rotary Club of Rendsburg for their generous contribution to this project. Thanks are also due to Myerscough College – Alex McKelvie advised on and sourced the 2 meter beech pole , organize the milling and transport of the wood from its location in the County. The pole itself has a rotary logo at the top of each side – that facing east carries the name of the rotary club of Rendsburg in recognition of their support. Peace poles were set up after the Second World War, with over 200,000 in place all over the world
The Peace Pole dedication ceremony took place during LGGS’s international week, a week when languages and all aspects of international culture are celebrated including an international food festival. The Peace Pole has been placed in a quiet space in the school’s grounds, where pupils can reflect and think about the importance of world peace. Members of the School’s gardening club together with colleagues from the Rotary Club have now planted over 1500 crocuses round the tree in commemoration of the fight against world polio.
.Mrs Jackie Cahalin
Prof George Chadwick
Posted on : 08-08-2016 | By : Allan | In : News
Please update your diaries:
August 6 : Foundation social : Pie and peas at Cinderbarrow
August 22 : speaker from the Samaritans
November 11 : Casino night at Vale of Lune Rugby CLub
December 5 : Xmas social at Scartthwaite Hotel
December 20 : annual charity can shake
January 28: wine tasting at the Priory Church Hall in aid of our Foundation
The 2016 RYLA course was held at Castle Head, near Grange over Sands between the 2nd and 8th July 2016. The course involved all the usual activities, team building through ghyll scrambling and climbing, an overnight spent under canvas, raft building and racing the other teams and organising a car wash to raise funds for RIBI. Our candidate, Alistair James , thoroughly enjoyed it and was proud that his team won the raft race and raised over £160 washing cars.
Posted on : 01-07-2016 | By : Allan | In : News
Salaama and Richard were students at St John Bosco Secondary School, Kamuli, where Gill Jenkinson – a Rotary Foundation volunteer – worked between 2001 and 2010, while Rtn Tim worked for Rotary Doctorbank at the nearby hospital. They have qualified as General Nurse and Assistant Physician but a respected doctor in Kamuli suggested that we try to get scholarships for them to qualify as doctors so that they could be of more significant service to the community. Both have held a dream to work “up country” and have guaranteed to do this. There is no government funding available to them.
We have cooperation from the Rotary Club of Kyambogo Kampala, the Medical Superintendent of Kamuli General Hospital, and some offers of private sponsorship.
This project addresses at least 2 of the “areas of focus” and is sustainable and of benefit to the community.
We have been successful in gaining a Rotary Foundation District grant. Richard, the first student has been doing well at Busitema Universityand is now to start his 4th year. This year Salaama started her course at Kampala International University and we now have a TRF District grant of half the cost for both students.
RC Lancaster is committed to the project but we need other support to keep the project viable. The cost per student is about £2500 per year. An amount of, say,£100 towards the cost would be gratefully received to supply much needed medical care in a poor rural area.
The students have expressed their deep gratitude to Rotary for this life changing opportunity.
The project contact is PP Tim jenkinson on 0152465595 or email@example.com.
This project was set up to help HIV orphans and OVC (Other vulnerable children) be able to attend Primary schools in rural Uganda by supplying beehives to selected government schools so that they could make money for them from sales of honey.
It was started by Uganda volunteers in 2008 and subsequently funded by Rotary Lancaster with the help of other Rotarians, Soroptimist, and private donors. More than 150 children have been helped to attend by supplying them with “scholastic materials” uniforms and money for “porridge”. Beehives, in groups of ten were built in 7 schools in two districts about 90 miles from Kampala. Over time deterioration due to termite damage and neglect in some schools with staffing problems has led to the decision to choose the project, and to donate the remaining funds to the 4 successful schools to “prime pump” new projects of citrus farming or “heifer-in-calf”. Where possible the beehives will continue to produce honey.
The school are very grateful to all the assistance both financial and supportive they have received from Lancaster and District. The new projects will be self-sustaining with lower set up costs and less input from volunteers. Most primary schools in rural areas have a farming projects in their grounds. Likewise the organisers of the project wish to express their gratitude to all sponsors.