Teens excited over new partnership

Club president Mia Cliffe, vice-president Chelsy Boyne-Nelson, secretary Melissa Molyneux and treasurer Emily Warburton with the other club members at the handover of the clubs official registration certificate from Rotary International
Club president Mia Cliffe, vice-president Chelsy Boyne-Nelson, secretary Melissa Molyneux and treasurer Emily Warburton with the other club members at the handover of the clubs official registration certificate from Rotary International

Excited, eager and a great sense of pride: some of the words used to describe a new partnership between Wigan Rotary Club and a budding group of enthusiastic students.

St John Rigby - The Interact Club (SJR TIC) was formed last year and is the first of its kind in Greater Manchester.

With Rotary support it is seen as an opportunity for young people to work as a collective to undertake at least two projects during the year – one with a focus on a local community issue and one that helps to promote international understanding.

Young people cam develop their skills in teamwork, leadership and communication, as well as working to promote causes and give something back to the local and wider international community.

The Orrell club’s first activity was to support the Rotary Club of Wigan with its Christmas Float and collections at Tesco.