Published by Mr Macdonald
Wednesday 27 January 2016
As reported previously in the News, pupils staff and parents worked closely together just before Christmas in the annual Charities Week.
This week of activities has been an annual event for twenty-five years and is still making large amounts of money for charity. Philip Oswald, Depute Head Teacher who has been involved with it since its inception in 1990, believes that the school has now raised over £20,000 for a wide variety of charities including Guide Dogs for the Blind, CHAS, the Scottish Hospice charity, local cancer charities and the specialist baby unit in Dumfries Infirmary. This year, as usual, a variety of games, quizzes, bake sales and a non-uniform day took place and an amazing £1,500 was raised. The pupils choose the charities to be supported so the money has been divided between two worthy causes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the school's partner school in Africa, St Peter's. Each receives £750.
Head Teacher Gerald Donnelly is pictured with senior pupils Rachel Cameron with the St Peter's cheque and Piper Booth with the Diabetes Research cheque.