Academy pupils address Rotary

Kirkcudbright Rotary Club recently welcomed Kirkcudbright Academy head boy, Huw Hodson and head girl, Maisie Anderson, to one of their weekly evening meetings held at the Selkirk Arms.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 3rd January 2022, 12:28 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd January 2022, 12:28 pm
Kirkcudbright Academy head boy, Huw Hodson and head girl, Maisie Anderson
Kirkcudbright Academy head boy, Huw Hodson and head girl, Maisie Anderson

They were invited to enjoy a meal before address ing the club members.

Maisie and Huw spoke about some of the challenges they have experienced because of Covid, and their frustration that the ongoing restrictions have placed on their plans to serve the community and raise funds for their chosen charities.

However, they did speak with enthusiasm about working with Rotary, even though the current situation has made it difficult for the students to meet with Rotarians.

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This has limited the traditional fundraising that the school and the Rotary have been able to do together.

However, were pleased to have given their help alongside Rotary in activities helping to protect the environment.

They and some of the other senior students have been regularly litter picking and helping with planting trees.

They also talked about the possibility of working with Rotary in the New Year on a project to improve the local environment within the town.

The evening was brought to a conclusion by the Academy head teacher, Anthony Tuffery, who spoke highly of the work that his Prefect team were doing within the school as well as commending the strength of the working partnership that has developed between the school and Kirkcudbright Rotary Club.