One of the 3 Rs under test
To focus attention on writing, in
the Rotary Literacy month of March, the Altrincham Rotary Club, at the
suggestion of three local Primary schools, organised a handwriting competition.
The Club’s organiser, David Collington, worked closely with the Head Teachers
from Broomwood, Cloverlea and Navigation schools, and 400 children eagerly took
part in this fun competition. David also secured the sponsorship of the artists
materials company, Staedtler UK,
winners in each school, in years 3,4,5 and 6, were awarded certificates and
prizes by the Rotary team after the teachers had made the selections – many
hours of extra work for them. The Rotary team then examined these winning
entries from each school, and selected the winners in each age-group from
across the three schools. Finally, on March 5th, at a special Rotary
Meeting at the Cresta Court Hotel.
UKThis competition is a new venture by the Club, and is an addition to its Youth Activities portfolio. The Club believes it is unique in the District if not in RIBI, and is something that other Clubs may wish to try for themselves. The three primary schools in this competition have been most cooperative and enthusiastic. Their teachers were praised for their support and hard work throughout the venture, and Graham Harrison of Staedtler UK was thanked for his company’s participation, sponsorship and generosity with the prizes.