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Hillhead School Tsunami    
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 touch.

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 activities were:
~ 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 sponsored spell.
~ 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 Buy sale.
~ Strathpeffer Primary (Ross & Cromarty) raised 287.80 by having a Pancake Fun Day.

Raising Funds For Highland Big Heart Day Tsunami Appeal

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.