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We are proud to have our very own RotaKids here at Abbey school, who will work closely with Darlington Rotarian Angela Stephenson and our very own Mrs Folkes to support fundraising and community based projects across the year.



Why have RotaKids at Abbey?

RotaKids is focussed on helping children become responsible citizens who work towards making our school, local and global community a better place; developing leadership skills, self-esteem, empathy and responsibility.  

This term, KS2 pupils were invited to speak with Darlington Rotarian and school governor Nigel Little, and Deputy Head Teacher Mrs Folkes, about what it means to them to be involved in the club.   All of the children who were interviewed did a fantastic job and we were able to select 12 children to become our first ever Abbey RotaKids.

Abbey RotaKids

Year 3:  Thea (3CR),  Luke (3T),  Lucy (3W)

Year 4:  Megan (4H),  Anna (4PB) -Secretary,  Jay (4K)

Year 5:  Florence (5N),  Ollie (5N),  Emily (5W) – Vice-president,  Jake (5W),  William (5Web) – Treasurer,  Emily (5Web)

Year 6:  Sophie (6P) –President,  Subhan (6P),  Harry (6ST),  Finn (6ST),  Lucas (6C),  Blake (6C)

Projects so far

World Polio Day

The RotaKids decided to support World Polio Day by raising awareness across school.

  • Mrs Folkes ran assemblies highlighting the significant work Rotary has done to eradicate polio from most countries in the world
  • Children were invited to wear purple to school on Thursday 21st October to help raise awareness
  • Darlington Rotary kindly donated 800 purple crocus bulbs that were planted outside the Junior school by the RotaKids with support from Mrs McKittrick and Mrs Kendrew

Presentation Assemblies

The president of Darlington Rotary, Peter Phillips and Rotarians Nigel Little and Angela Stevenson presented the RotaKids with certificates and badges in assemblies last week.