Mintlaw pupils support Gift Project Partnership

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THE Pupil Council of Mintlaw Primary and head teacher Sarah Forrest decided this year to support a local charity at Christmas time.

The school linked up with the Gift Project Partnership and pupils were asked to bring a gift in to Santa at their Christmas parties so that the presents could be distributed by the partnership to families, children and young people in the local area, who would otherwise be facing up to a festive period with very little cheer.

Pictured are just some of the parcels as Santa collected many earlier on in the week when he visited the nursery and P1 & 2 parties.

The school has expressed a sincere thank you to all the children and families who supported the initiative this year.

Commenting, the Partnership said: “Many families in our local area need some extra support at this time of year.

“A unique partnership of agencies who work with families has teamed up with the local social work department, local businesses and organisations to appeal for toys, books, games, toiletries and donations for those in need at Christmas.

“Due to the growing demand for help at this time of year we have joined forces with to make best use of our resources to meet this need.

“Agencies included Social Work Department, Working for Families, Peterhead Projects, Foyer, Community Learning and Development, Health Visitors and the Reaching Out Project local churches, Mintlaw Primary and Mintlaw Academy.”