We are very proud of our school's close links with the Rotary Club of Darwen.
See our Rotakids page for more information about how our children help to raise funds for school, community and international projects.
We are currently supporting the Darwen Tower lego project, whilst also raising money to install a defibrillator outside for the community.
The Rotary Club of Darwen has set itself the task of raising £25,000 for charity by replicating the original famous landmark of Darwen Jubilee Tower.
The Tower which can be seen over a wide area, was erected in the late 1890’s to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The club decided to mark the occasion of our present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, exceeding Victoria’s reign by building a replica of the original in LEGO©.
This will consist of approximately 25,000 bricks which are being sold for £1 each. The cost of the design and the bricks has been covered by the Rotary Club and three local charities so all the funds collected will be for charitable purposes.
The model is being built inside Darwen Market and Rotarians will be on hand to add bricks on Fridays and Staturdays.
Local charities have been invited to obtain official sponsor forms and to obtain sponsors. The charity keeps 85% of the funds they collect and donates 15% to the Darwen Rotary Club Charity Fund. If any organisations or local charities that have not contacted by the club and wish to join in please contact the link below.
There will also be a limited edition model version that are now available. If you wish to purchase one of these please send your details to the link below. They cost £52.50 plus postage and package.
December 12th 2015 -This is one of the more tricky bits as Lego works on rectangles not octagons. The inner columns contain hinges and lock into the base but the outer parts simply slide into holes in the inners. They will only be braced when the arches are added later.
December 19th 2015 - The structure of the outer tower section is beginning to emerge.
8th January 2016 Darwen MP Jake Berry visited the RotaryClub's stall at the town's market to support their drive to raise £25,000 for charity by replicationg the Jubilee Tower in Logo bricks.
He said "The Rotary Club do a fantastic job of supporting many locaal charities and causes in and around Darwen. I'd encourage everyone to pop in to Darwen Market and purchase a brick".
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