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Plockton High School pupils organise food collection to support Skye and Lochalsh Community Food Bank


By Federica Stefani

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Pupils working on their food bank presentations.
Pupils working on their food bank presentations.

A WESTER Ross High School is giving an extra hand to the local community organising a food collection to donate to the local food bank.

Plockton High School are encouraging the local community to bring food items to the school to support the Skye and Lochalsh Community Food Bank.

The charity was chosen by a group of students at the High School last summer for Youth Philantropy Initiative, creating a presentation which secured a £3000 grant from The woods Foundation.

Pasta, rice and Christmas puddings are a welcome donation.
Pasta, rice and Christmas puddings are a welcome donation.

Now, first year English students have decided to take a class project further by organising a presentation as well as a food collection.

Rector Susan Galloway said: "The students have been reading A Christmas Carol with teacher Lindsey Arkley, and one of the things she always does with that text is that she encourages pupils to think and talk about a charity, and this year they have taken it one step further and they really want to promote the charity and do something proactive towards this project.

"They wanted the whole school to get involved, so they made a power point presentation for all pupils to see this week and put posters around the school.

"I think It's fabulous when young people take this kind of initiative and see where there a need in the local community.

"I think we can trust our local community to be very generous, I am confident we'll get a good response."

They are looking for food donations of pantry staples and sweet treats to be delivered to the school reception by December 10. Items can be dropped off to the School Office during school hours.

Donations are limited to non-perishable goods.


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