The S3 MS class had been studying the topic of The Eldery in class and had undertaken a visit to Harlawhill, the local day care centre (see earlier post). Later in class, they were shocked to find out that, on average, 400 elderly people could die every year from hypothermia each winter. The class felt that they wanted to do something about this. After discussion, Lauren Barry came up with the idea of a Dress Down Day, Mr Galbraith agreed and the Dress Down Day was set for January 2009.
The class made posters to advertise the Day and Kieran Wilson produced a PowerPoint. This was shown at House Assemblies by Larissa Thomson who did a splendid presentation, ably helped by Ms Johnson. The Dress Down Day was a success and £760.53p was raised. The class decided that £460.53 should be given to Harlawhill and the other £300 to Help the Aged.
These photos show Larissa, Lauren and Kieran handing over a cheque to Julie Aitken from Harlawhill. Julie was delighted to receive this cheque which would be used to take a group of elderly people on a day trip. Julie expressed her thanks and she said how kind, and considerate, the PLHS pupils were. Mr Galbraith, who was soon to retire, was able to accept the cheque on behalf of Help the Aged !!
Well done S3 F/G – an excellent example of citizenship and enterprise !