Celebrating a decade of Internet in Deepings

Rotarians Tom Johnson, front left, and Bill Shaw, front right, with members of the Deepings Interact Club.
Rotarians Tom Johnson, front left, and Bill Shaw, front right, with members of the Deepings Interact Club.
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The current school year is a very special one for the Interact Club at The Deepings School as it marks the club’s tenth anniversary.

Established by the Rotary Club of the Deepings in 2007, it is one of the most successful Interact groups in the region.

Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people aged from 12 to 18 that gives them the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun, meaningful service projects, while at the same time developing leadership skills and encouraging greater involvement in the local community.

There are currently 20 members of the Deepings Interact Club, with Tayla-Mai Tomlinson this year’s president.

Tayla-Mai said: “Being president of Interact and taking part last year has increased my ability to communicate with others and take leadership.

“I have developed skills that have made me a better person.

“The most rewarding event we have been involved with is the trip to Wickstead Park with the children of Chernobyl. Helping those in need has been so rewarding, I am so grateful for this opportunity.”

Over the 10 years the club has been in existence it has raised many thousands of pounds for good causes.

Members regularly help out at community events, including the Deepings Rugby Club Bonfire Night and Market Deeping Christmas Market, and some of the members have been out with the Rotary-Lions Santa Sleigh which began its annual tour of the Deepings area on November 30 and will be visiting communities in that area on week nights until December 22.