For earth­quake vic­tims

Dress down event with a va­ri­ety of fun ac­tiv­i­ties

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Kind-hearted pupils at a Cam­bus­lang pri­mary school have shown their char­i­ta­ble side by rais­ing money for those af­fected by the re­cent earth­quakes in Nepal.

James Ai­ton Pri­mary School held their an­nual Make a Dif­fer­ence day this month, with he chil­dren opt­ing to do­nate money raised to the Nepal Earth­quake Fund.

Chil­dren were able to come to school dressed down to en­joy a day packed with fun ac­tiv­i­ties pro­vided by all the class teach­ers.

Th­ese in­cluded arts and crafts, games with the chance to win a prize, dec­o­rat­ing plant pots and plant­ing seeds and bulbs.

They also had the chance to par­tic­i­pate in a dance fit­ness rou­tine with the school’s very own dance in­struc­tor Miss Fin­nie from Pri­mary 3/4.

Par­ents were able to get in on the act by re­cy­cling old clothes which were added to the school’s Rag­bag bin.

Healthy eat­ing was a fea­ture of the day and chil­dren en­joyed mak­ing and eat­ing their fruit ke­babs.

Pri­mary seven not only en­joyed the ac­tiv­i­ties but also ran the face paint­ing for the whole school which in­cluded some very artis­tic de­signs.

As al­ways the whole school made a dif­fer­ence by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Big Spring Clean.

All classes were out and about the area sur­round­ing the play­ground bran­dish­ing their lit­ter pick­ers and wear­ing their bright tabards.

Af­ter­wards, the kids re­ceived a well-earned treat do­nated by Greggs Bak­ery.

The fi­nal to­tal of money raised was £ 376.30.

A school spokesper­son said: “A huge thank you to Mrs Laing and Mrs McNiven who helped out on the day.

“Ev­ery­one had a fan­tas­tic day and are look­ing for­ward to next year’s event.”

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