Arran helps Scotland wide charity pot
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.