Published by Mr Macdonald
Thursday 26 November 2015
Pupils in and S1 Citizenship class have raised £120 for Mary’s Meals by holding a bake and book sale.
The class had been studying the concept of citizenship and exploring the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as part of a Dynamic Youth Award. Unanimously they decided to raise money for Mary’s Meals after studying the work of the organisation.
Mary’s Meals is a charity dedicated to ensuring children from the poorest societies around the world receive a nutritious meal every day at their place of education, enabling them to make the most of their education.
The pupils discovered that for only £12.20, two children will receive a meal at school for a whole school year. The class were also motivated by the fact that until 28th December 2015, the government will double any donation made to the charity. In effect, the pupils have raised enough money for nearly forty children to be fed for an entire session.
S1 pupil, Erin Nelson explained,’I am very p[leased about how the book and bake sale turned out. The class did very well organising the event. ‘ Milly Smith agreed and added, ‘I was so pleased to see so many people there to raise money for such a good cause.’