Academy pupils perform at National Event in Perth

The Peterhead Academy team with their cheque for their chosen charity.
The Peterhead Academy team with their cheque for their chosen charity.

A team of pupils from Peterhead Academy attended and performed at a National Event in Perth recentl to celebrate the success of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative in Scotland.

The day-long event saw the pupils get on stage in front of around 700 representatives from the 10,000 secondary school pupils the programme engages with every year in Scotland to celebrate the success of the 2012/13 academic year for YPI with £240,000 handed over to local Scottish charities.

This year 80 schools took part from 12 local authorities in Scotland.

The team from Peterhead Academy were one of the ten schools selected to speak on stage on the day - out of the 80 participating schools in the whole of Scotland.

The group spoke about their involvement in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative and the fund-raising they have carried out since completing the programme.

The group are donating their £3,000 to Sensation ALL – a Westhill-based charity that provides a multi-sensory play centre for children and young adults with multiple support needs and their families.

SensationALL offers access to therapeutic sensory environments for individual or group hire, and to mixed inclusive groups, including toddler and music groups. The team is working in connection with The National Autistic Society in Aberdeen.

Peterhead Academy doubled the £3,000 award to make it a total of £6000 going towards the charity. The team were: Olivia Stephen, Joel Robertson, Richard Pollock, Danielle Lorimer, Britany Smith and Morvan McGregor.