A cup of festive cheer
Bankhead Primary pupils gave local elderly residents Christmas cheer after hosting a coffee morning last week.
Traditionally, the Rutherglen school have made up festive parcels and delivered them to elderly residents living around the school.
However since they are currently situated in the Lochlea Road, Spittal campus while their new school is being built, students decided this year to bring residents to the school for a special coffee morning.
Primary four and five pupils used their keen business skills to develop a special fundraising method to make this possible.
In November the pupils surveyed their fellow students to find out what toy is most wanted for Christmas.
The pupils then bought the items, a Minion cuddly toy and a special diary, and raffled them off.
They raised £200 and the money went towards funding a bus to take locals who live in Bankhead to the Spittal campus.
There was even money left over for tea, coffee, cakes and some gifts.
Acting deputy head teacher Alison McGhee said: “The raffle was very successful. They surveyed the school to find out what children’s favourite toys are and what they would like to get for Christmas so they brought in all their math skills, which was very impressive.
“It was part of their business Enterprise project.
Alison added: “Traditionally we took the Christmas boxes in to the community.
“However since we’re in the Spittal campus we decided to bring the residents to us.
“The coffee morning itself was very successful and the children enjoyed chatting with the residents.
“It was good as some children don’t normally get the chance to speak to older members of the community.”
The coffee morning was very successful and the children enjoyed chatting with the residents
Festive spirit Residents enjoy the coffee morning