Youth & Local Schools
Rotary and Local Schools
At the beginning of November President David Griffiths, & Vice-President Margot Mather and friends met with children from Horwich Parish School Eco Council and member of staff Mrs. L Magilton.
They met to explain what Rotary International is doing, with the support of the Gates Foundation, to end Polio forever in places like Pakistan.
Children from across Horwich took part in the week long Bolton School’s Music Festival in June.
Choirs from St Catherine’s School and Claypool sang on the first night. Chorley New Road Primary School choir sang on the Wednesday, whilst Horwich Parish School choir, sang on the Thursday evening.
All the children also joined with choirs from other schools in excellent Massed Choirs.
Pupils win Rivington and Blackrod High Schools’ Great British Afternoon Tea
Two pupils from Blackrod Primary School have won the final of a Great British Afternoon Tea competition which was held at Rivington and Blackrod High School.The competition was held for students from local primary schools and was sponsored by Horwich Rotary Club.The competition enabled students from year 4 and year 5 to showcase their cookery skills, creativity and come up with imaginative recipes for their afternoon tea menus.
Wow! What a way to round off a school year when 32 children from 8 Horwich and Blackrod Primary Schools, escorted by one of their teachers assembled on Wigan station at 7am for a memorable trip to London.
Three members of Horwich Rotary were also on hand to give out Rotary baseball caps which again proved fantastic in keeping the group together throughout the day.The two hour Virgin train ride was an exciting start to the day, particularly for at least one child who had never been on a train before.
The Horwich Rotary Windfall Committee was able to help the children at Rivington Primary School.
The school has recently built the outdoor Acorn Nursery Unit, but there were not enough funds to stock the unit.