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Grantham pupils reach for the stars for Rotary award

Youngsters at three local primary schools have received the Rotary Star award for being ‘good citizens’.

Primary school pupils from Huntingtower, Harlaxton and Isaac Newton schools were among those to receive the awards last month.

The stars are awarded to young people that have shown acts of good citizenship that are exemplary to helping others, putting others before themselves, caring for others such as looking after fellow peers, working hard and being courteous.

Each recipient, one from every class, is nominated by their class teacher and the names and citations are forwarded on to Lez Jones, of the Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club, who produces the sought after badges and certificates.

Lez and club president Maggie Welton visited each of the schools last month to present the awards in a special ceremony.

Each child had their act of good citizenship read out loud to their fellow classmates before they were presented with a Rotary Stars badge and certificate.

Lez and Maggie were also invited to join each school’s annual Christmas service.

Maggie said: “The services werewonderful to be a part of. We wished all the children a happy Christmas, and told them that we looked forward to seeing them all again in the new year.”

The project is now expanding to other primary schools in the area.

Pupils at Huntingtower School received Rotary awards. (6216817)
Pupils at Huntingtower School received Rotary awards. (6216817)

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