Pupils en­sure help is in pipeline

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Pupils at a Cam­bus­lang pri­mary school have been do­ing their bit to make sure the world’s poor­est peo­ple have ac­cess to safe drink­ing wa­ter.

Pri­mary five and six chil­dren at James Ai­ton were so shocked at the plight of other chil­dren in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries that they de­cided to raise money for the char­ity Wa­ter Aid.

Geral­dine An­gus, from Wa­ter Aid, had been at the school to talk to the class about the des­per­ate sit­u­a­tion in parts of the world where young chil­dren are dy­ing ev­ery day due to a lack of clean wa­ter.

The pupil’s mis­sion was to raise as much as pos­si­ble, and they or­gan­ised a se­ries of events to help.

Af­ter care­ful plan­ning and dis­cus­sion, the chil­dren or­gan­ised a daily col­lec­tion of pen­nies in a bucket; planned a non-uni­form day; con­structed a pupil pipeline for all the chil­dren in the school to par­tic­i­pate in and pre­sented their learn­ing to par­ents at an assem­bly where they asked adults to make a do­na­tion to this wor­thy cause.

Through their hard work and ef­fort the chil­dren raised the im­pres­sive sum of £165, with Mrs An­gus re­turn­ing to pick up the cheque ear­lier this month.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Wa­ter Aid, go to www. wateraid.org.

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