Dress down day raises charity cash for Water Aid
KINLOCHLEVEN High School’s eco committee held a fundraising dress down day for Water Aid.
The children raised more than £100 to help provide clean water and sanitation in deprived countries.
Head teacher Rebecca Machin said in September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 global goals for sustainable development. If these goals were completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
These 17 goals are now built into the Keep Scotland Beautiful eco-schools programme.
‘I thought it was a great idea,’ said Mrs Machin. ‘In Scotland we take clean, readily available water for granted. Yet sanitation has probably done more to improve the quality of life and human life expectancy than any kind of medicine or surgery.
‘By organising something simple like a dress down day, we were able contribute £116.65 to this wonderful charity. This could pay for 58 water system toolkits or 23 tube wells, a really significant contribution to a global problem. Little things can make a big difference.’
Naomi Hannah (S3) and Katie Higgins (S3) with the charity’s cheque.