Leicester Novus is proud of its history of working with local schools. It is lucky in having two head teachers (Carolyn Robson, executive head teacher with the Mead Educational Trust, and Jasbir Mann, head at Falcons Primary School) as founder members of the club, who still serve.
Mrs Mann is currently the club’s lead on Community and Vocational matter who confesses to have been greatly inspired by a recent Zoom meeting at which she and other Rotary clubs’ representatives were encouraged to engage young people in protecting the planet.
The club’s business meeting on February 4 asked her to devise a plan and report back.
The club’s most recent activity with schoolchildren has been supplying eight tablet computers to help children at Mellor Primary School learn during and after COVID-19 Lockdown.
Novus’s Youth Activities lead Pam Spokes delivered the second batch of tablets to the school which she visits regularly to help them run the Rotary Stars awards which encourages and rewards good citizenship. Working with deputy head Asif Esat, Pam is helping the school develop the programme so it can be effective during Locdown.
After Pam took the eighth tablet, more donations were received and the club agreed to pass that money to Falcons Primary School to help provide an I-pad.: http://www.mellor.leicester.sch.uk/?p=news/docs/2020_21/newsletter15.htm
Before the meeting, Pam had forwarded a message of thanks from Mellor which included this link to the school’s first audio/visual newsletter : http://www.mellor.leicester.sch.uk/?p=news/docs/2020_21/newsletter15.htm in English and Gujurati. The slide (above) and commentary thanking Novus is four minutes and thirty-seven seconds in.
Last edited: 11:30 on Friday, 05.02.2021