Ar­ran helps Scot­land wide char­ity pot

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Join­ing a long list of sec­ondary schools across Scot­land, Ar­ran High School has helped to se­cure £690,000 for small, grass­roots char­i­ties across Scot­land through the Youth Phi­lan­thropy Ini­tia­tive (YPI).

Tak­ing place ear­lier this year, four S2 pupils from the school com­peted against nine other teams in or­der to se­cure £3,000 for its nom­i­nated char­ity, the Ar­ran Moun­tain Res­cue Team.

The win­ning team, com­pris­ing Sam Reid, Gina Boni, James Macis and Euan Kin­niburgh, con­vinced the judges to nom­i­nate their cho­sen char­ity with an in­for­ma­tive and fun pre­sen­ta­tion.

YPI events take place in each of Scot­land’s 32 lo­cal au­thor­ity re­gions and pro­vide a wel­come boost to char­i­ties tack­ling so­cial is­sues such as men­tal health, do­mes­tic abuse, com­mu­nity pro­vi­sion, health sup­port ser­vices and sports.

In the com­ing year, 255 schools will take part in YPI, one of the big­gest and most suc­cess­ful in­de­pen­dent ini­tia­tives be­ing de­liv­ered in Scot­tish ed­u­ca­tion, en­gag­ing a to­tal of 34,000 young peo­ple in their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Ar­ran High has been in­volved in the ini­tia­tive for six years and dur­ing that time has helped to con­trib­ute to var­i­ous worth­while Ar­ran causes.

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