VIDEO: Rotary recognises good citizenship of Kettering schoolchildren

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Children at schools in Kettering have been recognised by an award set up to praise achievements in the community and at home.

Kettering Rotary Club presented primary school pupils of all ages with the Rotary Stars award aimed at recognising and promoting good citizenship.

President of Kettering Rotary Club John Miles (pictured) presents awards to pupils from Cranford school for "Good Citizenship", such as good school work and helping ill family members. Pictured also is Kettering mayor Keli Watts with Emily Wade, Eve Barnes-Clay, Charlotte Fletcher, Catriona Rogers, Callum Haylett, James Day and Maurin Wilson.

President of Kettering Rotary Club John Miles (pictured) presents awards to pupils from Cranford school for "Good Citizenship", such as good school work and helping ill family members. Pictured also is Kettering mayor Keli Watts with Emily Wade, Eve Barnes-Clay, Charlotte Fletcher, Catriona Rogers, Callum Haylett, James Day and Maurin Wilson.

The national scheme 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.

Kettering Rotary Club President, 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 marked his last day as the president of the club, and 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.”