St Ninian’s High raise £1,500 to help those affected by the typhoon
- 17 January 2014
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Pupils and staff at St Ninian’s High School, Kirkintilloch have always displayed a strong social conscience.
Touched by the images of suffering in the Philippines following Tyhoon Haiyan, the community of St Ninian’s rallied around and various plans were set in motion to run a variety of successful fundraisers.
Pupils worked individually, in groups, encouraging other and staff even exposed their elegance, musicality and sporting prowess throughout the month of December in their bid to raise some money for a very well deserving cause.
S6 pupils organised a Wear Your Jeans event which saw pupils wearing jeans as part of their uniform for the day and donated profits from the Christmas dances.
A group of S2 pupils rallied round to put on a bake sale during interval and lunchtime – the treats were enjoyed by plenty. The relatively new school Basketball group challenged teachers to a lunchtime grudge match and the teachers were gracious in their victory.
One S3 pupil took to her wheels and organised a sponsored cycle to add to the total.
22 members of staff showcased their hidden “talents” on the dance floor in their own version of Strictly Come Dancing in front of the huge gathered audience. The judging panel were perhaps a tad critical! However, it was clear that those who took part had as much fun as those in the audience. Due to the determined and combined efforts of everyone in the school, St Ninian’s raised £1,500 to help those affected by the typhoon. On Thursday 16th January, Aislinn Graham of SCIAF visited the school to receive the cheque on behalf of the many that will benefit from such generous giving.
Aislinn said “I was really happy to be back at my old school and I was super impressed by the pupil and staff’s enthusiasm. It means a great deal to SCIAF that schools are showing solidarity and supporting those in need around the world”.