Rotary recognises youth's achievements

Each year, as part of its work in the local community, the Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean presents a number of Community Awards to young people who have gone the extra mile helping either in their local area or reaching out to the wider community.

These awards recognise the achievements of young people over and above the norm.

Rotary President Marianne Martyn said "In the past two weeks we have been privileged to make awards at Lacey Green Primary, St Benedict's Primary and the Wilmslow Preparatory School."

Peter Friend, Past President of Wilmslow Dean and a Governor of Lacey Green Primary School, presented the award to the school on Tuesday, 19th July. Lacey Green Primary is building a reputation for its music and over the past years the school choir has made many visits outside school to entertain those less fortunate, as well as supporting the Rotary Christmas Collection at Handforth Dean. This year however the award went to the school Steel Band which has now achieved a very high standard of performance.

At St Benedict's RC Primary School, the award went to Christopher Rigley of Year 6, for being "pleasant, helpful and caring" within the school community. He was described by the Acting Head as "an all round star". Christopher received his Community Award from Marianne Martyn, President of the Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean at the recent school closing assembly.

The final award went to Lili Jones, a year 6 pupil at Wilmslow Preparatory School, who decided to raise funds for the victims of the Japanese tsunami. Single handedly and with great determination, she raised over £210 in support of the tsunami appeal. The award was presented to Lili by Head Teacher Paul Reynolds on behalf of the Rotary Club, at the annual prize giving on Wednesday 13th July.

These awards consist of a certificate for display at home or in school and a book or record token.

Photos: Peter Friend making the award at Lacey Green Primary School and Christopher receiving his Community Award from Marianne Martyn.

Awards, Lacey Green Primary School, Wilmslow Dean Rotary Club, Wilmslow Preparatory School


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Brenda Acton
Tuesday 26th July 2011 at 10:00 pm
Well done again Lacey Green! You're just the tops!
And congratulations also to the two individual winners.