With the end of the school year, Rotarians on the Isle of Man have recognised those schoolchildren who have made a special contribution to their school and community.
Rushen and Western Mann Rotary has awarded pupils at Scoill Phurt le Moirrey in Port St Mary with Rotary Star certificates, badges and book tokens.
The award goes to pupils who, in the view of their teachers, have been exceptionally good citizens by putting others before themselves, caring for others, working hard and being courteous.
The Rotary Stars Award offers an opportunity to recognise those who make a valuable positive contribution to their classmates and family.
It encourages people to think more about how they can help others in their community.
This year’s recipients were recognised for their positive and enthusiastic attitudes, their willingness to help and inspire others and their caring and supportive natures.
This is the first time Rotary Stars have been awarded in the island, but Rushen and Western Mann Rotary intends to roll out the award to other schools.
The Rotary Stars Award offers an opportunity to recognise those who make a valuable positive contribution to their classmates and family.”
Club President, Roger Barrs, said “We are delighted that Scoill Phurt le Moirrey has agreed to participate in the Rotary Stars scheme, which we believe is an important way of encouraging the Rotary principles of ‘service above self’ within the broader community.
“All these children represent excellent role models for their friends and classmates.”
Headmistress Ange Callaghan was delighted with the end of term initiative. She added: “We were delighted to be approached by the Rotary Club of Rushen and Western Mann and to be the first recipients of the Rotary Stars Awards.
“At Scoill Phurt le Moirrey our school values represent confidence, respect, enthusiasm, love of learning and happiness.
“The awards complement the ethos and values within our school community and I’m sure will be very well received by our pupils and their families. Thank you.”