LAST Thursday, (January 17), members of the Rotary Club of Kintore were treated to an upbeat presentation by Sammy Dey, a fifth year pupil at Kemnay Academy, who has immersed herself in school life by contributing and chairing committees within the school.
Sammy explained that the three main committees she is involved with at school are, the Charity Committee, Pupil Council, and Rock Challenge. This year Rock Challenge are performing a piece on the theme of child soldiers.
She is particularly fond of the Charity Committee, as she has loved being involved in raising money for good causes. Also she feels it is good for everyone in the school to think about needs beyond their own; a sentiment not unlike Rotary!
This year the Charity Committee are raising money for three North east charities, The Special Nursery at ARI, Gordon Dementia Services, and Horseback UK.
The Pupil Council, a committee that Sammy now chairs, concerns themselves with matters like school uniform, the on going battle with littering, and is having some input into the new extension that will be built at Kemnay Academy.
Sammy says that she sees involving herself in these committees as an opportunity, to make a difference, and to learn new skills. Indeed she has now joined Kemnay Community Council and is making an impact there too. It is easy to imagine that Sammy may be a face of the future.
Rotary member Ian Burgess said, “Sammy is clearly enjoying school much more than he ever had, and she is an excellent ambassador for Kemnay.”