Ardnamurchan High School inaugural Youth Philanthropy Initiative
Ardnamurchan High School held its first Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) final On Friday 3rd March.
S3 pupils have been researching their chosen local charity through RME classes, liaising with charity contacts and preparing their presentations for the judging final.
Charities were represented as ‘special guests’ and those able to attend came from Lochaber Hope, Ardgour Trust, Highland Disability Sport and Lochaber Cancer and Palliative Care Trust. All four groups made excellent presentations which were both thought provoking and enlightening.
The presentations were judged by a panel made up of Head Teacher, Christopher Millar-Craig, Community Partner, Catriona Hunter, Head Girl, Charlie Pleming and Deputy Head girl Hannah Hunter. The winning team members were Ben Gregg, Charlotte Prosser, Iona Cameron and Duncan Morgan, representing Lochaber Hope who were presented with the £3000 cheque.
Head Girl, Charlie Pleming said: “This was a great opportunity to take part in something important to both pupils and the community.“
Christopher Millar-Craig, Head Teacher said: “I was very proud of all pupils who took this initiative so seriously and have contributed to the school giving something back to the wider community by raising the profile of local charities working with people in need.”
The process was overseen by Calum MacSween, Regional Lead - Highlands & Islands Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Scotland, he said: “There was a lovely atmosphere at the final and the school is right to be proud of each team as they contributed to the success of the final."
Ardnamurchan High School is located in Strontian and serves the wider areas of Sunart Morvern and Ardnamurchan and has a roll of 100 pupils. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is sponsored by the Wood Foundation.