A cup of fes­tive cheer

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

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

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