Rotary Junior Community Awards
The Rotary Junior Community Award Program encourages Year 6 Primary School Children to become engaged with their neighbours and the greater community. This program was formulated and initially commenced in Bairnsdale in 1997, over 20 years ago, and is now conducted right across Australia and in some other countries. Read more about the history and progress of the Rotary Junior Community Award Program here.
The program engages Grade 6 students in four main areas of endeavour to be completed over the school year – Community Service, Social Experience, Physical Recreation and Skill Development. The students, with the aid of parents and teachers, design a program they feel they can achieve and keep a diary of their progress. At the end of the year they are presented with a certificate at a ceremony organised by the Rotary Club of Mitchell River together with family, friends and supporters. The success of the program is indicated by the variety of activities the students choose to complete their Award, and the confidence and effort they put in, together with the enthusiasm and diligence of the people who are involved as supervisors, instructors, assessors, mentors and supporters.