RotaKids is a highly recognised club, that is sponsored and funded by Retford Rotary Club. This club recognises the community and will go above and beyond to support the people in their area. A group of KS2 volunteers meet each week, with Miss Caborn, to learn new skills that can support Ranskill. As a reward for our hard work, we often get treats like sailing, swimming and certificates to say thank you!
As a community, we recognised that there was a lot of litter in Ranskill. We created posters, which were sent to the council to put up around the area, to encourage people to put their rubbish in bins. We also organised a litter pick with the council.
We also had a thought about what to do with the wasted plastic. Then, we asked the whole school to collect any plastic into large 2 litre bottles and bring them into school - these could be filled with crisp packets, carrier bags, sweet wrappers and any other plastics found in the house! These were called 'Eco-Bricks' and we ended up with almost 100 of them! Well done Ranskill! Knowing how hard we have worked, we are aiming to put the bricks together to create a statue or a wall to celebrate our achievements!
Christmas Care Home
In the coming weeks towards Christmas, we contacted the local care homes to see if we could put a smile on the faces of the elderly. Children created their own songs, poems and artwork to present to the elderly. We sent them via email/post to the care homes and we were pleased to make a difference! One child even made baubles at home, filled with soap ans sweets for them. So kind!
Each week, we are learning Makaton (a child-friendly version of sign language). We revisit our previously learnt signs and enjoy learning new ones. Once we are fluent, we will be taking out skills to the community!
During the last few days of summer, Rotakids were invited to take part in a sailing experience at Daneshill Lakes. We spent the whole day there, learning how to sail a boat (completely independently!) and playing lots of games on the water. Mrs Footitt even convinced Miss Caborn to have a go!