Pupils given recognition for work in and outside of school

John Miles with Kettering mayor Keli Watts and Emily Wade, Eve Barnes-Clay, Charlotte Fletcher, Daisy Coales, Callum Haylett, James Day and Maurin Wilson
John Miles with Kettering mayor Keli Watts and Emily Wade, Eve Barnes-Clay, Charlotte Fletcher, Daisy Coales, Callum Haylett, James Day and Maurin Wilson
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Children have been recognised by an award set up to praise achievements in the community and at home.

The Rotary Club of Kettering presented primary school pupils with the Rotary Stars award aimed at recognising and promoting good citizenship. Pupils were rewarded for hard work at school, for raising money for charity and for caring for ill relatives.

Rotary representatives visited Kettering Buccleuch Academy Primary School, Wren Spinney Special School, Hawthorn School and Cranford Primary School to make a presentation to the winners of the award, who were nominated by their teachers.

The outgoing president of the Rotary Club of Kettering, John Miles, said: “The award is important for young children to give them a sense of achievement. It is always fantastic to see the look on the children’s faces when they hear their names being called out. It is an honour to be able to recognise children in this way.”

The presentation at Kettering Buccleuch Academy last week marked the final day of Mr Miles’ 12 months as the president of the club.

He added: “For me, this is a great way to sign off what has been a great year leading the club. The awards are given not just for academic reasons but for being good members of the community and families which is important to give children a sense of achievement.

“We try to do different things for different communities.

It is important to encourage young people to become better citizens and when they do, that is why we give this award.”

Julia Rose, headteacher of Kettering Buccleuch Academy’s primary department, said: “It’s been lovely to have the Rotary Club come to recognise the children for doing all kinds of different things.”