Generous pupils help to fight food poverty
Big hearted pupils at Cathkin High showed their community spirit when they donated eight full crates of food to the local foodbank.
The entire second year cohort was involved in the project, which was part of their interdisciplinary learning.
English, drama and home economics classes were all involved in a variety of ways.
In English, the pupils worked in groups to create a charity campaign for a food bank. This developed key skills in analysis as the pupils looked at adverts from major charities to discover what makes a successful campaign.
The end results included ideas such as newspaper adverts, radio jingles, leaflets, posters, twitter campaigns and newspaper reports.
Drama pupils participated in various dramatic games and exercises to spark creativity. The pupils learned how to write a script and act out a play to an audience with their classes.
In home economics, the pupils learned how to save money on their food bills by switching from brand labels to cheaper labels.
They thoroughly enjoyed the blind tasting experiment of brand name foods and drinks versus supermarket label and value label food and drinks.
The pupils also compared the cost and nutritional value of a takeaway meal versus ready meals versus traditional home made meals.
Kirsty Baird and Linda Ross, two representatives from the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Food Bank went to the school to pick up the donated food and to outline how important their charity is in the local community.
Linda said: “A huge thank you to the S2 pupils in Cathkin High School for the food bank donations.
“They are much appreciated at a time when our stocks are running low.”
Home economics teacher in charge of the project, Ms Graham added: “The pupils were fantastic at all aspects of the learning project but we are especially proud of the generosity and kindness they have shown to the less fortunate in our community through their donations to the Food Bank.”
Big hearts The Cathkin pupils hand over their collection to the foodbank