Warwick Rotarians invite charitable students to lunch - The Leamington Observer

Warwick Rotarians invite charitable students to lunch

Leamington Editorial 10th Oct, 2023   0

CHARITABLE students from secondary schools joined Warwick Rotary Club for lunch.

Gemma Hutchings, the assistant head of sixth form at Aylesford School and Thomas Garner, year 12 head at Myton School, each brought two final year students to join Rotarians for the annual scholars’ lunch.

This was a chance for students to share what they had been doing for charity and the local community.

Aylesford sixth form leaders Lucy Bicknell and Thomas Pitt talked about their ARK scheme of Ambition, Resilience and Kindness.

They also said working with four charities – Kissing it Better, Vision Support, Safeline and Teenage Cancer – had brought them insights to local peoples’ struggles.

The school organise a charity week, visiting patients at care homes and hospital, and upcoming charity events at the school include a 5k run at Stratford racecourse, which helped raise £3,000 last year.

Myton sixth form leaders Aaron Dhesi and Fenneh Bridge explained the students five-year plan to improve the school’s environmental footprint. Starting by recycling the cans disposed in the canteen, they have focused on everyday actions to reduce waste and energy usage including examining the opportunities to install solar panels on the school buildings.

They are increasing biodiversity using plastic bottles as bird feeders, planting wildflower meadows and corridors, and re-using vintage clothes.

Margaret Morley, Rotary district peace officer, presented Myton with a plaque to go with the Peace Pole they installed in 2020 as Covid struck. And Aylesford was also presented with a Peace award following its work.

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