Two pupils start backpack project

Delighted: Erin and Kirsten are delighted with the response to the charity which supports children in Albania, Malawi, India, Haiti, Sudan, the Philippines and many more countries.
Delighted: Erin and Kirsten are delighted with the response to the charity which supports children in Albania, Malawi, India, Haiti, Sudan, the Philippines and many more countries.

On the last week of term, 42 backpacks were sent to Fraserburgh Academy’s charity ‘Mary’s Meals’ to give to children who lack the basic essentials needed for school.

Pupils’ Erin Beaton and Kirsten Hendry were introduced to the charity at Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp in 2011. Most children who benefit from the Backpack Project have suffered war, poverty, famine, or natural disaster.

Erin and Kirsten began the project in the Academy in January, by encouraging each class to complete a backpack. They said:

“We are delighted with the positive response shown to the project by the pupils and staff and thank them all for their generous donations. The Rotary Club of Fraserburgh has been such a support to our vision for this project and we would like to thank them for encouraging us.”

Acting Rector at Fraserburgh Academy, Pauline Buchan said: “This is another example of responsible citizenship and active leadership from pupils at Fraserburgh Academy. Kirsten and Erin have inspired and motivated the school at assemblies while still focused on their own studies.  

“Pupils and staff have contributed to a very worthy cause, which will benefit children and young people in other countries who are less fortunate than ourselves.”