As a school, the notion of service and giving something back is a fundamental part of who we are; in fact, service is one of our Guiding Principles.
A group of our S5 pupils embodied this in a recent project in support of refugee charity, Refuweegee, based in Glasgow.
Over the course of a few weeks, the pupils arranged for donations and created 120 ‘Welcome Bags’ which will be distributed to those in need to welcome them to Scotland and help make their arrival a more positive experience than it may otherwise be.
Each bag contained toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and lotion, ladies sanitary products, deodorant, a hat, scarf, gloves and some warm socks, notebooks and pens, at least a couple of books, sewing kits, playing cards, suggestions for free family activities to do, something ‘Scottish’ and a welcome card or letter written by our pupils.
They were supported in their efforts by our Transitus classes who have been learning about human migration and citizenship and the reasons people move. A big part of that has been about conflict and the refugee crises created by conflict.
None of this would have been possible without the generosity of our school community and their very generous donations. Thank you.