North School pupils raise funds for trip

Fraserburgh North School's P7 pupils enjoying their class trip recently.
Fraserburgh North School's P7 pupils enjoying their class trip recently.

Primary 7 pupils at Fraserburgh North School have taken part in a class trip.

The senior pupils raised funds for their trip through a host of activities, with the whole trip being paid for by the money they had raised.

Fraserburgh North School's P7 pupils enjoying their class trip recently.

Fraserburgh North School's P7 pupils enjoying their class trip recently.

The P7 class were supported in their fund-raising efforts by Miss Bruce, Mrs Gammack and Ms Tait.

Fund-raising activities for the trip included making toast for the whole school every day - with pupils working on a rota to prepare the tasty snacks. The pupils paid for the toast, butter and jam with the money they made each week.

A ‘Wear your Christmas jumper’ day was also held at the school to raise funds and, at the Christmas Fair, parents donated items for hampers, held a lucky square to win an iPod Shuffle and had a ‘Decorate your own cupcake’ stand.

The pupils also held a school disco and sold tickets, paying for the DJ and food with the trip money.

In the spring, the pupils organised an Easter Egg Hunt for each class in the school as well as a ‘decorate an Easter Egg’ competition.

A number of parents, staff and friends of the school also got involved with the fund-raising action.

Declan and Logan Palmer’s mum made loom band bags for raffles and cards to sell at the Christmas Fair; while Joel Jackson’s mum made a lovely Easter hamper for a raffle.

Mrs Rosie donated a ‘guess how many sweeties in the jar’ and Miss Bruce’s grandma made toffee for the staff to buy.

Throughout the project, the P7 pupils learned about the importance of working together as a team to raise as much money as they could and learned enterprise skills such as calculating costs and profits.

In total, over £1,500 was raised by the pupils throughout the year - enough money, in fact, that they were able to go on two trips!

All pupils wanted to go to Landmark Adventure Park - which took place on June 25 - and they had a second day in Aberdeen, on June 29, to go snowboarding and tubing at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre, Pizza Hut for lunch and to see the Minions movie.

As a thank you to the rest of the school, Primary 7 pupils bought the whole school Bicocchi’s ice cream on the last day of term with the money left over from the trip.

P7 pupils would like the thank the rest of the school and everyone who has helped them raise money for their trip.

Commenting, class teacher Miss Bruce said: “The pupils have worked so hard all year and have raised a fantastic amount of money.

“I’m very proud of them all for all their hard work and their enthusiastic attitudes.

“Everyone had a great time on the trips, especially at Landmark.

“A big thank you to Mrs Gammack and Ms Tait for helping us all year and to Mrs Winter for coming on the trips, and to the parents who helped us with our fundraising.”