Blair High pupils at­tend phi­lan­thropy event

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Two fifth-year stu­dents at Blair­gowrie High School were among more than 1000 sec­ondary school pupils from across Scot­land who con­verged on the Perth Con­cert Hall last week to cel­e­brate an in­cred­i­ble year of the Youth and Phi­lan­thropy Ini­tia­tive – YPI Scot­land.

As part of the ini­tia­tive, Blair­gowrie pupils Lisa Fair­weather and Grace Atkin­son won a £3000 do­na­tion for Guide Dogs Scot­land af­ter re­search­ing so­cial prob­lems in the com­mu­nity and cre­at­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion on a lo­cal char­ity they be­lieve is best placed to tackle an is­sue they are pas­sion­ate about.

The event in Perth was hosted by The Wood Foun­da­tion, which launched YPI Scot­land in 2008, and brought to­gether the win­ning YPI teams from ev­ery par­tic­i­pat­ing school.

Dame Kather­ine Grainger, Bri­tain’s most dec­o­rated fe­male Olympian, de­liv­ered a key­note speech to those gath­ered.

Dur­ing the 2016/17 aca­demic year, 207 Scot­tish sec­ondary schools and some 26,500 pupils have taken part in YPI, rais­ing more than £600,000 to small lo­cal Scot­tish char­i­ties this year alone.

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