Four Channel Rotarians Dennis Pepper, Bill Flavell, Charles Evans and Derek Harris visited the five Turner Academies in Folkestone during March to support their ‘Folkestone Talks’ initiative. The pupils, in small groups, spent a morning hearing from them with the aim of:
- celebrating Folkestone as a diverse town
- encouraging pride in their town
- promoting empathy and cultural awareness
- preparing for life in the modern world
The Rotarians provided extensive background and answered questions, including the role of Rotary in the local community. The feedback was excellent and the school reported that the pupils found the experience very enjoyable and rewarding.