Third year XL pupils at Rothesay Academy have been exceptionally busy in the last few weeks as they gear up for their annual Christmas hamper project for those in need in our community.
The project, which is now in its third year at the school, has previously been well-supported and this year looks set to be no different, with the pupils aiming to distribute around 100 hampers to the island’s sheltered housing complexes, and to the HELP Project and social work department to support those who have little this Christmas.
Empty boxes have been collected from the campus’ dinner ladies, and letters asking for support have been written and delivered to island businesses, with a great response received.
The pupils have also spoken to the school’s tutor groups, and are running a competition with a prize for the class which donates the most dry food items.
When we spoke with the class on Friday morning they told us they’d enjoyed the project and had had a lot of fun. Ailsa Cassidy, youth worker for Rothesay Academy, told us she was very proud of the group, and of the work they’ve done in partnership with the community.
If you’d like to donate tinned or dry goods to the project, please deliver them to Rothesay Academy by Monday, December 15 at the very latest.