Pupils present charities with YPI donations

The overall winning team with a representative from SAMH
The overall winning team with a representative from SAMH

Peterhead Academy’s S5 pupils have presented six causes with money raised through the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).

As part of the S5 PSE programme, pupils worked in teams to research charities and social issues.

Charlie House team

Charlie House team

After choosing one to represent they each prepared a presentation with the winning team receiving a larger donation for their chosen cause.

A panel of judges attended the school to judge the presentations and the winners were announced on Monday, December 18.

This year the winning charity was the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and it received a £3,000 donation.

The remaining five charities each received £200, they were SANDS, Charlie House, Peterhead RNLI, North East Eating Disorders Support (NEEDS) and The Archie Foundation.

Sands team

Sands team

The donations were presented on Tuesday, February 20.

SAMH have committed to work with Peterhead Academy to invest the money donated back into the school.

Peterhead RNLI team

Peterhead RNLI team

The Archie Foundation team

The Archie Foundation team

NEEDS team

NEEDS team