The Royal School Interact Club Raises over £1,800 for Turkey/Syria Earthquake Relief

We’re looking forward to welcoming members of The Royal School Interact Club to our meeting on Monday. Their Club recently raised £1801.25 for the Turkey/Syria Earthquake relief through a “Wear your own clothes” day and by making and selling Valentines cards at the school. The fundraising events were a great success, with students from all year groups coming together to show their support for the victims of the earthquake.

The Royal School Interact Club is a group of students who are passionate about making a difference in the world. They are always looking for ways to help others, and were eager to do something to help the victims of the Turkey/Syria Earthquake – with the money that they raised helping the British Red Cross to provide relief to those who have been affected by the earthquake.

Interact is a youth organization affiliated with Rotary which aims to encourage young people to develop leadership skills and to participate in service projects for the benefit of their communities. The Royal School Interact Club is one of over 14,000 Interact Clubs worldwide with members meeting every week to discuss service projects and to plan events and its a great example of how young people can make a difference in the world – contact us to find out more about how your school can make a difference in the world with Interact 

Happy World Interact Day

Interact Clubs are service clubs for young people aged 12 to 18 and are part of Rotary International.

Members of Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or local community and one that promotes international understanding.

These projects give club members the opportunity to make a difference in their school and community as well as internationally at the same time as developing leadership and team working skills and making new connections.

The Interact Club at the Royal School Wolverhampton celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year.

Since its formation in June of 2012 under the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Tettenhall the Royal School Interact Club has, with the support of teacher Jane Kyle, prospered and become well established at the school.

Club members have experienced how to hold regular formal meetings and debate, keep accounts and how to work together to achieve the initiatives that they have set for themselves. The Club has provided entertainment for others whilst experiencing the satisfaction that comes from helping others and having fun along the way.

The enthusiasm and dynamics of the ever changing membership has seen the Club involved in a range of student led community, school, national and international initiatives and fund raising activities.

Internationally it has raised support for Shelterbox, with the school funding 5 boxes over the years, Polio Plus and Project Gambia 

More locally Club members have fundraised for Compton Care, Macmillan and the Haven and have carried out anti-litter and recycling campaigns.

The Interact Club members have also supported the City’s Rotary Clubs and have taken part in such local initiatives as Tettenhall Summer Fete, Best Foot Forward, the Christmas Santa Sleigh and Dragon Boat Racing at Himley Park.

With the ongoing support of the dedicated staff at the school and the work of the enthusiastic and talented Interact Club members we’re looking forward to seeing what the next 10 years will bring.

HRH The Earl of Wessex

The Royal School in Wolverhampton is proud of its long association with the Royal Family and today staff and pupils of the junior school had the honour of a visit from their patron His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO.

The entire student body turned out to greet HRH and they were joined by several members of Tettenhall Rotary Club who as part of their service to our community are involved with the work of the School.

Club members Harun Rashid and Sammy Chung, both of who are Governors of the School, were presented to HRH and Club member Bert Finch explained to HRH our involvement with the School’s new Interact Club and the excellent start which the Interactors have made.

Both the children and our Club members thoroughly enjoyed meeting HRH who subsequently unveiled a commemorative plaque which is to be placed next to an oak tree planted as the culmination of the 80th Anniversary celebrations of The Royal Junior School.

Interact support Compton Hospice

Though they’ve been Chartered less than a month it certainly hasn’t taken long for the members of The Royal School Interact Club to start making their mark. 

This afternoon President Elect Sammy – a Governor at the School – had the pleasure of joining President Rebecca and the other members for the Interact Club as they handed over a cheque to Compton Hospice for £156.36 which they had raised with their human fruit machine at last weekend’s Tettenhall Village Fete. 

We have all been impressed with the commitment of the our new Interactors and we’re looking forward to working with them in the coming years as they build on such an excellent start.

Interact comes to Wolverhampton

With the support of members of the Tettenhall Club eighteen students, between Years 9 and 13, from The Royal School Wolverhampton have today joined together to establish a new Interact Club at the School.

Interact Clubs are a service club for young people aged 12 – 18 giving them the opportunity to become involved in fundraising activities to support both local and international projects with the goal of furthering international understanding and good will. The new Club’s first international project will benefit The Madina Basic Cycle School in The Gambia and they have already raised £370 through the collection of reusable clothing.  

Interact Clubs are self-governing and self-supporting, and through participation, students are given an opportunity to “lead, serve and connect” – to gain experience in developing leadership skills, holding positions of responsibility, developing personal integrity, helpfulness and respect for others by doing something meaningful and useful for local and international communities and to develop international links. Participation in Interact not only develops personal skills but the values of individual responsibility and hard work.  Participation can also support elements of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and is highly commendable as an addition to a university or future job application.

Today President John had the pleasure of inaugurating the new Club and installing Rebecca Reid as its first President. President John welcomed the Club into the family of Rotary and went on to say: “Tettenhall Rotary Club is proud to be the sponsors of the new Royal School Interact Club. We pledge our continued support and encouragement for all you seek to do and  wish you every success and much enjoyment in your future activities”.  Rotary District Chairman, Barry Preen, joined us to present the new Club with its Charter and commended the new club members for their initiative and commitment.

The group will also be supporting fundraising for Compton Hospice and you can see them in action at the Tettenhall Village Fete on Sunday 1st July.