Pupils have a healthy ap­petite for giv­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Fern­hill school pupils have demon­strated their ap­petite for help­ing others less for­tu­nate than them­selves by or­gan­is­ing a very suc­cess­ful bag pack ap­peal for Mary’s meals.

Chil­dren were asked to fill a back­pack to help equip a child for school and the re­sponse was over­whelm­ing.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Mary’s meals col­lected the bags from school at the end of term and will have them trans­ported to Malawi where they will be re­ceived by very grate­ful and ex­cited chil­dren.

A Scot­tish char­ity, Mary’s Meals of­fers more than one mil­lion chil­dren in the world’s poor­est coun­tries a nu­tri­tious meal in their place of ed­u­ca­tion.

Dr Mur­phy, head teacher at Fern­hill School, said: “Re­gard­less of the de­mands we seem to place on the gen­eros­ity of our pupils and par­ents, it never ceases to amaze me that they re­spond in such an over­whelm­ing man­ner. The pupils re­ally en­joyed get­ting in­volved in the pro­ject and felt a great sense of achieve­ment from what they did.

This is the type of learn­ing that will re­main with the chil­dren through­out their lives.”

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