Pupils welcome guests from Ghana
Pupils at Morningside Primary demonstrated their commitment to being global citizens when they recently welcomed three visitors from Ghana to the school.
The guests from Kwahu Presbytery in Ghana were entertained by the children with a performance of Scottish songs and poetry.
The pupils, who had worked hard to raise cash throughout the year, then presented the visitors with a cheque for £500.
The children also handed over two suitcases packed with school resources for Obomeng Primary, which is Morningside Primary’s twinning school.
And P5 teacher Margaret Gordon sold fairtrade rice to raise money to pay for the education of one child in Ghana as part of the school’s work on Fairtrade awareness and Rights of the Child.
Ghana visitor George Acheampong thanked pupils, parents and staff for their kindness and support.
The children had a Dress Down Day for Ghana last Tuesday to help pay for the suitcases to be sent home on the visitors’British Airways flight.
As the first school in Lanarkshire to be twinned with Ghana through Hamilton Presbytery, Morningside Primary is keen to highlight to other Lanarkshire schools the opportunity to be a twining school.
For more information about twinning, contact Amanda Molloy by emailing Amolloy@ morningside.n-Lanark.sch.uk
Welcome visitors At Morningside Primary