Schools unite across the continents

S1 pupils at Douglas Academy, Milngavie, who are raising money for a charity in South Africa. Back: David Wilson, Eshan Sharma, Connor Andrews & Matthew Glen Front: Isla Robinson, Lucy Craig, Rowan Foxley, Eilidh Dougherty, Lucy Miller & Nicola Cunningham. Tuesday, May 17 2011.(Photo/Chris Clark) ? Chris Clark
S1 pupils at Douglas Academy, Milngavie, who are raising money for a charity in South Africa. Back: David Wilson, Eshan Sharma, Connor Andrews & Matthew Glen Front: Isla Robinson, Lucy Craig, Rowan Foxley, Eilidh Dougherty, Lucy Miller & Nicola Cunningham. Tuesday, May 17 2011.(Photo/Chris Clark) ? Chris Clark

S1 pupils at Douglas Academy in Milngavie David Wilson, Eshan Sharma, Connor Andrews, Matthew Glen, Isla Robinson, Lucy Craig, Rowan Foxley, Eilidh Dougherty, Lucy Miller and Nicola Cunningham have been busy raising money for a school in South Africa.

One of their fundraising activities is ‘guess the clown’s birthday’ and it’s hoped that one day some of the Milngavie pupils will be able to visit the school they are linked with - Thuto Lefa in Munsieville, a township on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

This partnership between the schools is being supported by Project HOPE UK (www.projecthopeuk.org), a children’s healthcare charity committed to help transform communities and enable them to take better care of themselves.

Douglas Academy pupils have also been invited to design part of a new Project HOPE UK website www.Connectingcontinents.org developed by The Social Marketing Gateway which will be used to exchange stories about what life is like for young people in their respective countries.

The website will use pictures, videos, writing and music to share cultural experiences. So far the pupils in each school have written and talked to each other to find out about each other’s lives. (Ref: M10872)