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Rotarians experience thrills of unique learning experience

Rotary Clubs visit Warning Zone

Warning Zone Operations Manager Richard Grudgings briefs the visitors from the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus and the Rotary Club In Formation of Bradgate

A dozen members of the Rotary Clubs of Leicester Novus, Leicester and the Rotary Club In Formation of Bradgate toured Warning Zone to experience the dramatic learning environment visited by 9,000 schoolchildren last year.
Warning Zone is a charity established in a former warehouse in Frog Island, Leicester, which helps children aged 10 and 11 to assess risks in eight different scenarios.
Some of the zones contain slightly scary special effects. But one of the visitors announced that the scariest thing she was was a big spider!
About 10 of the 60 volunteers who escort the children are members of Rotary Clubs in Leicestershire. Two, Lesley Trivett (Bradgate) and Jim Matthews (Novus) escorted their friends around the zones before they all enjoyed a finger buffet.
During the evening, Warning Zone’s Operations Manager and recently-appointed Community Fundraiser Steph Osborne explained that it costs £5 per child to attend and that it if were not for cash donations from Rotary clubs, Lions Clubs, Masons and other benefactors, Warning Zone could not continue.

Photo: Rodney Spokes

[important] Projects like Warning Zone are supported by many Rotary Clubs. If you think you could help people learn… while learning yourself… please e-mail the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus.  [/important]