St John's Academy in Perth rasie a record amount for SCIAF
- 26 May 2015
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SCIAF’s director, Alistair and other SCIAF staff were welcomed by the school on part of their cycling pilgrimage.
Seán Hagney the head teacher said “It was a privilege to have SCIAF here and delighted to present a huge £9,694.38 on behalf of the whole school community”.
Alistair, overwhelmed, thanked Mr Hagney for their generosity and recalled the difference he had seen in Mary’s life (the lady who appearerd on the WEE BOX this year) when he met her in Malawi having being helped by SCIAF. He assured the children that their money would make a huge difference in the lives of many people and thanked them especially for their solidarity with their brothers and sisters.
The whole school had worked very hard to raise this money and they deserve a lot of credit.
It’s a huge amount of money and the children and young people should feel proud of their fundraising.
It’s more than that with St John’s though, as the whole school know why they fundraise and they engage with SCIAF educational material and reflect on what it means to care for our brothers and sisters and put their faith into action.
The P7’s have been using one of our new resources called ‘Talented Fundraisers’ where scripture (parable of the Talents) is central to the resource and the children look at their gifts and talents and how they can be used to serve God and others. As well as becoming aware of how they can use their gifts, the pupils were able to raise over £500 to help people help themselves in the developing world.
Thanks St John’s Academy!