Mintlaw Academy pupils raise money for Uganda

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Students from Mintlaw Academy have raised money for a school in Uganda by selling bird feeders and holding a raffle.

S1-4 pupils from the Horizons Group and Enhanced Learning Suite at the Academy have raised funds for Bunono School in Uganda by running an enterprise.

Bunono School is the beneficiary of the charity Uganda Person to Person founded 10 years ago by Marlyn Somers from Forres.

Opened 10 years ago Bunono School now has a roll of 600 pupils, who receive a Primary Education.

Helen Richards, a teacher at Mintlaw Academy, said: “Marlyn accompanied by Trixie Findlay from Elgin were invited to speak to the pupils earlier in the session and as a result,the pupils and staff of the Additional Support for Learning department were so touched by Marlyn’s work and the needs of Bunono School that it was decided that they would help with resources by fundraising.”

Pupils also wrote to the school and their letters were taken to Uganda in January.

The sum of £200 will be used to fund a shower cubicle for the boys at the school and the department will continue to raise funds to help with resources.