School pupils’ charity fundraiser

Pupils from the Douglas Ewart High School are working in partnership with the Council’s Community Learning and Development Service to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Their first event held in school last week raised an amazing £574 for the charity.

Pupils, teachers and support staff enjoyed an action packed lunch break full of activities such as sponge the teacher, beat the goalie, sales tables and leg waxing.

The young fundraiser will be awarded Saltire Volunteer Awards for giving up their time to support such a great cause.

Councillor Tom McAughtrie, Chairman of the Community and Customer Services Committee said: “Recognising achievement is an integral part of the curriculum for excellence and participating in opportunities such as this helps our young people to acquire the skills needed for learning, life and work.

“Well done to all involved.”