Fulwell, Roker and Seaburn - Down Your Way

Redby Academy pupils and Seaburn Rotary members at its recent Rotakids event.
Redby Academy pupils and Seaburn Rotary members at its recent Rotakids event.
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Redby Academy has had a long association with Seaburn Rotary, mainly through Rotary’s Shoebox appeal.

More recently, one member of the club, Pat Emmerson, assisted pupils with reading while another, David Biermann, promoted the concept of Rotakids.

This has led to a growing interest among the staff and pupils as to how Rotakids could benefit the Academy.

The Rotakids concept has been developed so that children in primary education could form clubs and adopt Rotary principles.

Such clubs assist pupils in learning about citizenship and helping the community.

Redby Academy took the decision to form a Rotakids Club and at assembly on May 17, the club was inaugurated with a membership of 28 pupils.

District Governor for Rotary in North East England, Terry Long attended to present the Charter certificate to the elected chairman of the club.

Seaburn Rotary President, Peter Calvert, presented the badges of office to the chairman, deputy chairman, secretary and treasurer with the medals of office, and Seaburn Rotary members Pat Emmerson and Tony Wortman presented the Rotakids badges to the 28 members. For more information on Rotary contact Tony Wortman on 01915484450.

There will be a civic service at St Peter’s Church, Monkwearmouth, on Saturday, at 11.30am, to mark the 1,300th anniversary of the departure for Rome of the Codex Amiatinus.

The Codex is the single volume Latin Bible that had been created at the twin monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow.

A new version of the Codex Amiatinus, created by schoolchildren in Sunderland and South Tyneside, will be taken across the River Wear by boat on its journey to London and eventually Rome.

Seaburn (Men’s) Probus Club meets in Roker Methodist Church, at the junction of Lonsdale Road and Roker Park Road, tomorrow at 10am.

New members are welcome to see what the club has on offer.

Make your own Euro 2016 footballer and decorate them in your favourite football team’s colours at Fulwell Library tomorrow from 2pm–3pm.

It is suitable for all ages, but children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Fulwell Library on 561 5260 for more details.

During the Summer months Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House Museum is open every Sun from noon to 4pm, and admission is free.

For further information see www.sunderlandvlb.com

Due to bank holidays and summer vacations, Monkwearmouth Local History Group will be on holiday in June, July and August.

The group will recommence on Monday, September 5.

Monkwearmouth Drama Group present the play Oliver Twist this Thursday to Saturday in the Priestman Hall, St Andrew’s Church, Roker at7.30pm.

For tickets, email chairman.mdg@gmail.com or in person at the Priestman Hall.

Priced £5 for adults and £3 for children, or pay at the door.

The group are always in need of new members and even at this stage you could still play a part in Oliver Twist.

The Salvation Army in Roker Avenue Ladies Fellowship will hold a fundraising musical concert on Saturday.

The concert will include North East Brass vocalist Ensemble, Louise Weigend and Springwell Village Primary School singing group.

Admission is £5 for adults, children are free.