Pupils prepare to make a difference

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Pupils at Northmuir Primary School will holda fundraising event this weekend at Kirriemuir Town Hall as part of their Making a Difference Award.

The awards are run annually for pupils in primaries three to seven.

For this, pupils undertake different projects which ‘make a difference’ - ranging from cooking a meal for family, helping with the gardening to larger projects like sponsored walks or other voluntary work.

One of the pupils in the project, P5 Isla Nelson, has been taking part by collecting food for Angus Food Bank and helping at the Kirriemuir Museum.

Jonathan Brown, deputy headteacher at the school, explained that a variety of different tasks had caught pupils’ imagination. He said: “To date our pupils have greatly impressed us with their generosity and kindness; we have had pupils host birthday parties where they asked for donations rather than presents raising hundreds of pounds for local charities, a girl who grew her hair and then had it cut and donated it to the Little Princess Trust who make real hair wigs for little girls suffering from hair loss due to medical treatments, and many other heartwarming tales.”

To showcase the good that they have been doing, pupils have even created blogs where they can share pictures and even videos showing the difference they have made and what they have learned.

Primary seven pupils are beind the fundraising event this weekend. They will run a variety of stalls in the Town Hall from 10am until noon this Saturday, May 21, with the funds raised going to a large number of local charities.

Mr Brown added: “To date the P7s have booked the hall, organised the stalls and raised over £140 in donations from local shops to help cover the cost of this event, ensuring that all money raised will go straight to charity. We would like to thank Bridges Coffee Shop, Granny Annie Mays, McIntosh Ironmongers, McClaren Bakers, Strathmore Outdoor Clothing and The Barbers for their kind donations.”