Thanet Rotary Club works with Royal Harbour Academy students on literacy project

RHA students are taking part in a literacy project

Thanet Rotary Club is working with students at Royal Harbour Academy (RHA) in Ramsgate as part of a Literacy Matters initiative.

The club is working with a number of schools and offering assistance with purchasing additional texts to be enjoyed by the students.

The club’s Maria Blackburn, who is a retired primary headteacher,  has visited RHA  and met some of the students to discuss literacy. She was shown many examples of  Year 7 and Year 8 work, which the students were very proud to showcase.

From the Rotary Club, the school has received a generous gift of a set of plays by the playwright Willy Russell. His play Our Day Out is about the joys and agonies of growing up when faced with poverty and hardship. Set 8CPR have been the first lucky class to begin reading the play and are already thoroughly enjoying it.

The Rotary Club is also  offering older students the opportunity to become involved in a creative writing competition.

Mrs Prince, English Lead at the Lower Site, said: “We are delighted to be involved  with The Rotary Club’s Literacy Matters! initiative and look forward to further up and coming events and opportunities.”