At Iceni Academy we are very lucky to have 9 rotary members from the Rotary Club of Colchester Forum who volunteer their time every week to come into school and support our children with their reading, promote the love of books and help us look after our library.
The time they volunteer to our school is invaluable because it not only has a great impact on children’s reading but also supports children to develop relationships with people in the wider community.
Rotary readers with Miss Corby
Reflections from Rotary readers about their experiences at Iceni Academy
'I am very happy to give a little bit of my time each week to hear a young person read. I hope that they can get the same level of pleasure I got from learning to read at primary school age.' Kevin.
'I hope that, even in a small way, I can inspire the children to believe that they can fulfil their dreams.' Bill.
'Over the past 7 years I have enjoyed every hour spent in the company of the Pupils helping them with full stops, breaking up difficult words and expression. I enjoy coming in and chatting to the Pupils. It is easily my most enjoyable event in my 40 years of Rotary service.' Ron.