School launches foodbank scheme
Pupils and staff at St Margaret’s High have created their own foodbank to help families connected with the Airdrie school.
They also added to their end-ofterm collections with an Easter egg appeal, collecting sweet treats to be distributed in the community.
Big-hearted youngsters and staff have been bringing in supplies of groceries, which are then delivered to recipients by community learning and development workers; forming part of a drive to reduce the poverty-related attainment gap.
Headteacher Stephen Snee said: “The foodbank and Easter egg appeal are just examples of the good work taking place in the school.
“Our school lies at the heart of our community – the motto is‘transire bene faciendo’, and our young people are encouraged to‘go through life doing good works’.”
He added:“The key to closing the poverty-related attainment gap is support [for] individual pupils and families.”
St Margaret’s pupils are pictured with depute head Carol-Anne Lees, headteacher Stephen Snee, principal teacher Steven Gallagher and Airdrie Central councillor Jim Logue.