MAGNIFICENT RESPONSE FROM BIG HEARTED HIGHLAND
Big hearted pupils at Highland schools have been praised for their
magnificent efforts in raising £58,000 for the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal.
A total of 163 schools have contacted The
Highland Council to advise of their fund raising exploits on Big Heart Day
Highland on Wednesday 9 February, and some more have still to get in
A final total will be announced at the
next Education Culture and Sport Committee on 17 March.
Bruce Robertson, Director of Education Culture and Sport, has written to
head teachers to thank them for the great success of Big Heart Day
Highland, when pupils were invited to donate £1 to the appeal.
He said: "Please accept my warm thanks and congratulations on this
staggering achievement which speaks volumes for the generosity of
communities across the Highlands. Your efforts will be a great boost to
the Tsunami Disaster Fund, which is working to help those unfortunate
people who were affected by this disaster. There may be further
opportunities for us to support those areas affected in some longer term
projects, which the Council will consider in the near future."
A few examples of the fund raising
~ Canna Primary School (Lochaber) with 2 pupils raised £340 by taking part
in various fun activities.
~ Dunvegan Primary School (Skye & Lochalsh) with 70 pupils raised more
than £1,300 by having a
Sponsored Sing; Badge making, Bring and Buy Sale and a
~ Inverness Royal Academy raised over £2,500 by having a dress down/dress
up day, sponsored car
wash, 5-a-side football, fun quiz, and many more.
~ Millbank Primary School, Nairn raised £528.82 by having a Fun Aerobics
Day and Children~s Raffle.
~ Keiss Primary School, Caithness raised £66 by having a Fancy Dress day
~ Abernethy Primary School, Nethybridge, raised £375 by having a Bring and
~ Strathpeffer Primary (Ross & Cromarty) raised £287.80 by having a
Pancake Fun Day.
Raising Funds For Highland Big Heart Day Tsunami
Castletown school kids raised £600 for the Tsunami appeal. The pupils
organised the day themselves, which consisted of games, cake stalls and a
bring and buy sale, followed by a disco in the evening. The playgroup and
nursery class also got involved and raised around £100. The primary one
pupils celebrated the Chinese New year as part of their fun day, making
dragons and enjoying a Chinese feast in the afternoon.