Brighton Primary School
For many years Brighton North Rotary has been supporting students at the Brighton Primary School with members doing one-on-one reading with selected students.
The Rotarians read books and form relationships with the students making a huge difference. Children with difficulties processing visual, auditory or hearing, autism or non-speaking English students have improved significantly. Some children have been engaged for 2 or 3 years resulting in more confidence.
For several years we have also supported the Story Dogs program at the School. Story Dogs is a literacy program involving well trained dogs visiting the school to assist children who are shy about reading. Find out more at: https://www.storydogs.org.au/
During the Covid-19 restrictions Brighton North Rotary helped Brighton Primary School by providing $1200 to provide subscriptions to online books for students selected by the School.
Four Way Test essay contest
Rotary’s Four Way Test asks the questions: Is it the truth?; Is it fair to all concerned?; Will it build goodwill and better friendships?; And will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Each year Brighton Primary School students take part in a Four Way Test essay contest and how it applies to their school life. The teachers select 3 or 4 students who read their essays to the Club at one of our meetings. They receive a certificate and gift card to a Brighton book store.
We also host career days at Brighton Primary School and Brighton Grammar every second year. Rotarian's speak to the students about their career/vocation.