Class falls silent to raise money for Kidney Kids

Peterhead Academy S1 pupils with nurse Lynne Riach from Aberdeen Royal Children's Hospital
Peterhead Academy S1 pupils with nurse Lynne Riach from Aberdeen Royal Children's Hospital

Generous S1 pupils at Peterhead Academy managed to raise over £400 for Kidney Kids Scotland by holding a sponsored silence.

As part of Religious Education, the S1 class looked at various religions, studied the topic of love and learned how to put it into practice.

The class also looked at the parable of the Good Samaritan and studied different charities.

The donation to Kidney Kids Scotland came from “Love Your Neighbour”, in which the class proposed a number of charities to donate to.

After a series of votes, the winning charity was Kidney Kids and the class decided to hold a sponsored silence.

The pupils worked in complete silence during their class and wrote any questions on the board to stop them speaking.

They managed to raise £444.57 and presented it to Paediatric Renal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Lynne Riach.

Lynne said: “Kidney Kids supports hospitals all over Scotland, supplying them with much needed equipment and funding for posts recognised as essential.

“In Aberdeen, they have funded the Renal Nurse and Renal Dietitan posts, which have been taken on by NHS Grampian.

“Over the past 12 years,Kidney Kids Scotland has distributed over £1million towards treatment.”

Lynne added: “The class were great and what an amazing amount of money they raised.”