A GENEROUS £750 grant from Benderloch-based Scottish Sea Farms is helping pupils of an Oban primary school experience a trip they might otherwise not have enjoyed.
St Columba’s Primary School plans excursions for its senior pupils every September. This year the primary sixes will spend three days camping with Stramash on Kerrera, while primary sevens will visit Glasgow for three days.
Both trips cost £150 per child and the donation from Scottish Sea Farms will mean some children who might not have been able to go because of family financial constraints can sign up.
Michaelina MacLellan, head teacher of St Columba’s Primary School, said: ‘The children learn lifelong skills, including self- esteem, trust, problem-solving, independence and making choices, on these trips. It also enables children to build on relationships with other children and adults in a structured setting. We are so grateful for this funding.’
Donald Buchanan, processing manager, Scottish Sea Farms, added: ‘ We can all remember what it is like to miss out on a school trip. This support will help those pupils who want to go on one of these great trips the chance to do so. What seems likes a relatively small amount of money will create great memories for these primary school children.’
Application forms for Heart of the Community grants can be found on the Scottish Sea Farms website www. scottishseafarms.com