The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Do­na­tion will help pupils to keep a mem­ory

- BY KIRSTEN ROBERT­SON Education · Charity · Society · Rotary International · Facebook · Methlick

For many school­child­ren, their fi­nal year at pri­mary school has been cut short by the pan­demic.

In Aberdeen­shire, the Ythan Val­ley Ro­tary Club has helped Meth­lick Pri­mary School buy year­books to give P7s a phys­i­cal me­mento of their pri­mary jour­ney.

The school’s head teacher Co­lette Fraser and P6/7 teacher Stephanie Deans had come up with the idea for the year­books and had hoped the chil­dren could have un­der­taken fundrais­ing for the books them­selves but, given the cir­cum­stances, it was not pos­si­ble.

The Ythan Val­ley Ro­tary Club then do­nated £200 and was “de­lighted” to do its bit to help the lo­cal school.

Mrs Fraser said: “I do feel the year­book is go­ing to be a vi­tal link for th­ese pupils as they have had their time to­gether cut short and have not had the nor­mal pas­sage to high school they should have had.

“Tran­si­tion is an im­por­tant step and Miss Deans and I are very keen to cre­ate and main­tain mem­o­ries and bonds they will carry with them to their next stage of ed­u­ca­tion.

“Miss Deans has worked very hard with the P7s to cre­ate this book and it will be a won­der­ful mem­ory of Meth­lick for our pupils.”

To find out more about the group’s work you can visit the Ro­tary Club of Ythan Val­ley Face­book page.

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