Kids break hoodie fundraising target

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Pupils from Longside Primary school smashed their fundraising target in their effort to buy uniform hoodies for an upcoming adventure camp.

Mike Taylor’s primary 7 class wanted to look like a team when they head off to Loch Insh.

They began fundraising earleir this term and have now raised more than £1,000 with events including a sponsored onesie walk and a disco night.

Mr Taylor said: “We raised our money and then some.

“Hopefully we can organise another wee trip at the end of term.

“The kids deserve it because they’ve all worked so hard.”

In total 47 kids from Longside, Strichen and Mintlaw schools will be travelling toLoch Insh for the week-long activity camp later this month.

The pupils contacted Pom Print in Mintlaw to get a quote for the manufacture of the hoodies, and then worked out the price of each item including VAT.

Jenny from the class said: “We had a lot of maths work to do to work out our costs, for example how much each class would need to raise, how much it would be divided equally between the three schools, how much on average would each person need to raise, how much the VAT would be on an adult hoodie and what the total cost would be.”

The pupils took on all the different parts of the project themselves, from organising events and coordinating with the printers to contacting local businesses for donatiosn.

At a school assembly, Mr Taylor’s class thanked Chap Homes, Neil Niven Joinery, Score and Aker Solutions for their generous donations.




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