Congratulations to the group representing VSA – Young Carers who won £3,000 for their chosen charity at Bucksburn Academy’s first YPI event.
As part of the S3 PSE course pupils have been researching local charities through the Youth and Philanthropy Inititative. The YPI programme empowers young people to tackle issues in their local area. It presents a fantastic opportunity for supporters to channel funds to worthy, grassroots organisations whilst simultaneously creating the next generation of socially-engaged citizens.
The pupils presented in front of their peers, representatives from the charity groups and to a judging panel which included Mr Mohamed, head teacher; Miss Swinton, Senior Leader, Mrs McGrath, Community Librarian, Ms Duncan, Aker Solutions and Mr Brown, Speratus. The judging panel were impressed at the depth of detail the pupils had about their charities and the passion they demonstrated for them.