Public-spirited pupils at Ferryhill School will be taking part in an 11-day event aimed at supporting the local community through the Covid-19 lockdown.
The pupils came up with the idea as an alternative to their annual charity fund raising run in the Duthie Park in order to avoid seeking money donations at time when families may be facing finances pressures. They will instead be teaming up with local charity Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) taking part in a drop off of food and household cleaning items.
The pupils, are being encouraged by the P7 House Captains, to promote the donations drive, by wearing their school jumpers with an attached A4 sign with the CFINE logo or the name of the donor they’d like to thank, and walking, running, skipping, roller blading or scootering between 5 and 10 km, from 8 -19 June.
As well as pupils, the House Captains will also be encouraging local people including fellow staff and parents to participate via donations to the drop off points each of which will have the additional encouragement of fruit bags for children, kindly provided by CFINE.
Councillor John Wheeler celebrating with Ferryhill School pupils on the occasion of their Unicef Rights Respecting School Gold Award last year