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Rota Kids

Whitchurch Primary has partnered with 'The Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast' to form a 'RotaKids Club' amongst our Year 6 pupils.  Pupils vote for a president, secretary and treasurer and they aim is to raise money for various charities.





Rotakids 2019-2020

Please click on the link below to find out about the Rotakids fundraising activities to purchase new sports equipment for the school.

The RotaKids with the new sports equipment funded by their activities in the School Fair last term.

Some of our RotaKids attended the annual Christmas Rotary Breakfast Club meeting, where Elliot, this year's President, received his chain of office and gave an account of the work of Whitchurch Primary RotaKids this term.

The Whitchurch Primary School RotaKids organised a number of activities at our Christmas Fair, and raised £253.06 towards a range of sports equipment for the school.

Rotakids 2018-2019

Some of our Rotakids visited RNLI Penarth to present a cheque for over £1,000 raised during this term's fundraising activities. Thank you to everyone who supported the Rotakids in this venture! Dyma rai o'r Rota Kids yn cyflwyno siec am dros £1,000 i'r RNLI ym Mhenarth. Diolch i bawb wnaeth gefnogi'r ymgyrch yma.

Here are our RotaKids counting pennies for the RNLI. Dyma'r RotaKids yn cyfri ceiniogau ar gyfer yr RNLI! We raised £1000.48p! Da iawn blant!

Members of the RNLI gave a special assembly, telling the children about their life-saving work, and bringing in equipment and uniforms for the children to see and try on. Following this, the Whitchurch Primary Rotakids are holding a Fundraising Week, in which every class will be given an RNLI welly; and a school-wide competition will be held to see which class can collect the most money to fill their welly! There is a prize for the winning class.

Here are our RotaKids counting pennies for the RNLI. Dyma'r RotaKids yn cyfri arian ar gyfer yr RNLI! We raised £1000.48p! Da iawn blant!

This year’s RotaKids received their participation certificates in our celebration assembly. This term they are organising ‘Operation Christmas Child’.

RotaKids 2017-2018

June 2018

RIBA President Dennis Spiller met the 2017 / 2018 RotaKids and presented them with a certificate for their achievements this year. He also helped the RotaKids plant an acer tree in the Peace Garden.

February 2018

Please see the document below to see the details of how our hard-working Rotakids raised awareness and funds for Purple 4 Polio.

Whitchurch Rotakids raised an amazing £302.00 by selling Purple 4 Polio crocus lapel pins. Thanks to the generosity of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, every £1.00 donation will generate £3.00. The £302.00 raised by Whitchurch Rotakids will consequently be increased to £906.00 - which will vaccinate 2718 children for life, and help to eradicate this crippling disease worldwide.

December 2017

The Rotakids stall at the Christmas Fair, where they raised £120.00 from the sale of books and toys. The money was used to purchase three boxes of purple crocus lapel pins.

Three of our RotaKids attended the Rotary Breakfast Club annual Christmas update and chocolate quiz. Our President received his chain of office and gave an update on the work of Whitchurch Primary RotaKids this term.

November 2017

Planting the Rotakids' Crocus Garden on 15th November 2017. Thank you to all the parents and pupils who helped to plant the crocus bulbs.

This term the Rota Kids are planning events to support the Purple for Polio campaign. Join us on Weds 15th Nov from 2:45pm as we plant 2,500 Crocus corms in the school grounds! As a gesture of thanks, each participant young and old will receive a Spice Time Credit token. To find out more about where you can redeem them, visit

RotaKids 2016-2017

ROTAKIDS raise £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support The Rotakids’ committee had lots of fun preparing and decorating the Assembly Hall with flags, balloons and colourful tablecloths in preparation for the Coffee Morning held to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support Team on Friday 17th March . This was the Rotakids’ community project and they decided that all parents, grandparents and guardians should be invited. The Rotakids enjoyed chatting to those who attended and encouraged them to enter the competition Guess the number of ‘100s and 1000s’ that had been sprinkled as topping onto a sponge. The school choir and the brass and string group entertained the audience. Mr Lomax also invited anyone who wanted to accompany him on a tour to see the rest of the school. An enjoyable morning was had by all and donations totalling £300.00 were collected for The MacMillan Cancer Support Team who do an amazing amount of work in our communities

ROTAKIDS ENTER YOUNG WRITER 2016/17 ‘PURPLE 4 POLIO POETRY COMPETITION’ The Rotakids’ club was first established at Whitchurch Primary School, Cardiff in 2015/16 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast. The School’s motto is ‘work together, play together and succeed together’ and the Rotakids’ pledge is ‘I endeavour to be fair to all, to serve my community and to show respect for others’. The Rotakids felt that by following these principles, which work alongside each other, they would participate in active citizenship projects that would benefit a large number of people in their community, their school and all over the world. The Rotakids’ committee decided that all 90, Year 6 pupils should enter the Young Writer ‘PURPLE 4 POLIO’ Poetry competition. The pupils supported by their teachers carried out a significant amount of research, which enabled each pupil to produce some very creative and interesting poems. Choosing three winners, one from each Class, was a difficult task as each entry seemed to highlight different issues surrounding the disease itself, and the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. The three pupils chosen by a panel and going through to the District Final were Joshua Jenkins, Lily Harries and Ffion Elson. They were presented with Young Writer's 2016/2017 Winning Certificates, prizes and purple crocuses. A comment overheard from one of the pupils was 'I will never be able to look at a purple crocus again without thinking of Polio'

Mr. Lomax and three of our Rotakids were invited to the Rotary Cardiff Breakfast meeting and spoke about what the Rotakids have done this term, and what they propose to do next year.

Whitchurch Primary School children wearing Silly Socks during the fundraising day organised by RotaKids in aid of ShelterBox. Enough money was raised to fund a Shelter, and some of the pupils assembled one in Hall 2.

The Presidents of Rotakids and the Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast presenting cheques to Matt Roberts, a volunteer from Shelter Box . The latter provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to save lives after earthquakes, hurricanes, wars, floods, landslides, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and typhoons. It gives hope and dignity following such disasters.

RotaKid Theo Lewis receiving his Presidential Chain of Office from President Sheelah Jones of the Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast.

Mr. Lomax and Mrs. Mary Davies with the 2016-2017 Whitchurch Primary RotaKids.

RotaKids 2015-2016

Our 'Rota Kids' have been busy with Mary from the Rotary organising their next project, message in a bottle! Da iawn!

Our RotaKids organised an Easter egg hunt and raised £519.49 towards new digital technology equipment for our school. Da iawn bawb!

Following successful fundraising events, Year 6 pupils along with our 'Rota Kids' packed 90 bags for the charity 'School in a Bag' with a little help from Mrs Mary Davies from The Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast. Da iawn bawb!

Our ‘Rota Kids’ officials, Josie (President), Morgan (Secretary) and Dan (Treasurer) along with Mr Christopher Newcombe (Deputy Head Teacher) attended an early morning meeting of ‘The Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast’ at Whitchurch Golf Club where Josie was presented with her chain of office. The children thoroughly enjoyed their breakfast and the fun activities - it was well worth getting up early! Thank you to Mrs Mary Davies for all her support.

Our Rota Kids organised a book sale and a 'guess the weight of the cake' competition during our Christmas Fair! Thank you to Mrs Mary Davies for all her support.

Luke Simon attended an assembly to speak about the 'School in a Bag' charity.

School in a Bag media clip

The Rota Kids organised a successful Cake Sale to raise funds for the charity 'School in a Bag' with help from Mary from the Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast. Da iawn bawb!