Cash and aware­ness for chil­dren’s rights

Auchin­leck and Cum­nock pupils show their sup­port

Ayrshire Post - - INTIMATIONS - Michael Reynolds

Big- hearted pupils from schools in Auchin­leck and Cum­nock showed their sup­port for chil­dren’s rights.

And young­sters from Auchin­leck and Cum­nock Acad­e­mies also raised money for the Mary’s Meals char­ity through Rights Re­spect­ing School spon­sored events.

De­spite the mis­er­able weather, hun­dreds of Auchin­leck pupils, teach­ers and Yip­world staff com­peted a spon­sored walk to the Dum­fries House es­tate and back again.

And at the same time some pupils from Cum­nock Academy took part in a spon­sored walk around the area with their teach­ers.

All of the pupils and staff showed great de­ter­mi­na­tion and per­se­ver­ance, and didn’t let the rain dampen their spir­its.

Many other pupils danced or cy­cled for an en­tire af­ter­noon, and some even man­aged to sur­prise teach­ers and par­ents by stay­ing quiet for a full two hours!

As well as the spon­sored events, the Mod­ern Lan­guages de­part­ment at Auchin­leck Academy put on a French break­fast for S1 pupils, who con­trib­uted a small do­na­tion to en­joy a crois­sant and choco­late spread with or­ange juice.

The event would not have been pos­si­ble without the sup­port of Tesco in Auchin­leck who kindly do­nated break­fast items for more than two hun­dred pupils.

More than £ 4,000 has been raised so far as a re­sult of the com­bined ef­forts of the schools, and the spon­sor money keeps com­ing in.

The pro­ceeds will be used to al­low Auchin­leck and Cum­nock Acad­e­mies to con­tinue their spon­sor­ship of Jebbeh Ki­a­zolu school in Liberia for the sec­ond year run­ning.

This in­volved pro­vid­ing ev­ery child with a daily nu­tri­tious meal from the Mary’s Meal kitchen, which was set up in the school with funds raised from last year’s Rights Re­spect­ing school ac­tiv­i­ties

The chil­dren of Jebbeh Ki­a­zolu are now en­joy­ing their ba­sic right to nu­tri­tious food and ed­u­ca­tion - and the head teacher says at­ten­dance has in­tro­duced dra­mat­i­cally since it was in­tro­duced!

Tuck­ing in Pupils en­joy the French break­fast event

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