No challenge too “Tough” for RotaKids

Four primary four pupils from Tough Primary School took a pledge on Tuesday 26 March and joined the rest of their classmates as “Rotakids”.

After the kids had taken the pledge: “As a RotaKid, I endeavor, to be fair to all, to serve my community, to show respect for others”, the Alford Rotarians Jennifer Dunn, Richard Lattimer and David Dawson presented them with their certificates and badges.

On discussing their involvement with the Rotary, pupil Caitlin Pirie commented, “It’s good because we raise money for the less fortunate” and Millee Reid added that she “likes it because it’s fun.”

The ceremony took place following the dress rehearsal for their school show, Hagbane’s Doom.

Pupils embraced the RotaKid spirit by delivering this performance to community members including the Rotarians and residents and staff from the local Muirhead Nursing Home.

The youngsters held their evening performance on Wednesday 27 March to friends and families.

Other activities that the Rotakids have participated in recently have included raising money for Red Nose Day by organising a sponsored Hulahoopathon and selling red noses. As well as this, they’ve been raising money to improve their playground through RagBag collection and an Enterprise event where they made and sold a wide variety of products,.

They also, in true Scottish style, organised a St Andrews Day celebration for Muirhead Residents, Rotarians, friends and family, as well as Books Abroad collection and Shoebox collection appeal.

The busy little bees are looking forward to the annual Rotary School’s Quiz this month and have plans for various environmental activities next term.

The school said they were delighted earlier this year when Alastair MacPherson, Alford and District Rotary Club, presented their office bearers with the ‘New Generations Award’ shield from Rotary District 1010.

A spokesperson from the school said: “The pupils have done really well to be awarded this trophy as there are over 80 Rotakids groups between Shetland and Fife that are part of this district.”

Pupil, Lisa Rennie said: “I feel like a better person as I more involved with the community”.

Many of the pupils commented on how proud they are to be a member of Rotakids.