Buchan primary school raises money for African children

New Pitsligo and St JOhns Primary School and Angie Urquhurt
New Pitsligo and St JOhns Primary School and Angie Urquhurt

New Pitsligo and St Johns Primary School P 1/2 class have raised money for children in Africa. The pupils decided to raise money for the Cogwheel Trust who run a childrens home in Africa for children after learning about Africa this term.

Teacher, Gillian Stevenson, said: “After brainstorming different ideas for fundraising, the children decided to host a sponsored Zumbathon where the children and families were able to donate money to the cause. Children could make donations of up to £1 to take part in the Zumbathon.”

“The children of Room 1 wrote letters to local businesses asking for their help. We would like to thank Lovie Quarry & Concert Products, The Pitsligo Arms Hotel and Gold ‘n’ Crispy for their very kind donations. Staff members of New Pitsligo School also donated money and a total of £441.39 was raised.

“Room 1 would like to give a big shout out to Angie Urquhart who helped to organise the event and was our Zumba instructor for the day.

“I would like to say a massive well done to everyone who was involved in the event. I am completely overwhelmed by the support shown by parents, staff, pupils and the local community, who have all helped to make this fundraising event a huge success. Thank you again.”