Pupils ensure help is in pipeline
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.