Pupils wel­come guests from Ghana

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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

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