Cash and awareness for children’s rights
Auchinleck and Cumnock pupils show their support
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