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Caring Pupils link with Thorney Croft
pupils at Castle Kennedy School have won £1500
in a national competition, thanks to their special links
with Stranraer¹s Thorney Croft Care Home.
seven children at the school won top prize in the Let's
Celebrate Citizenship competition run by Grampian
pupils went to Stirling last Thursday to give a presentation
in front of over 50 people at the city's
university. They were also handed their prize-winners
then left them with the difficult question of how to
spend the money!
and pupils quickly decided they would use some of the money
to pay for a trip across the
sea to Belfast
of the cash has been used to buy gifts for their friends
at Thorney Croft.
school submitted a detailed and impressive portfolio to
judges of the competition.
Neatly laid-out and using photographs and text, it
told of the ways in which the school links up with
well as, for example, performing songs for members, the
children have this year taken things a
further by getting
to know Thorney Croft members on a one-to-one
featured in the presentation are local PCs Allan Raymond
and Neil McCulloch who are regular
to Castle Kennedy
It was all enough to impress judges at the
competition who decided Castle Kennedy were
best out of over
60 entries from
all over Scotland.
Kennedy headteacher Margie Ferguson said:
won the special link category of the competition
based on a presentation we submitted about our link
with Thorney Croft.
already had strong connections with Thorney Croft and that
gave us the idea to enter the competition.
connections go back about five years when it was Rhinsdale
it became Thorney Croft the invitations just
kept coming to us and we have kept
going ever since".
this week about the school's special link with
Thorney Croft, pupil Kirsty Dey said:
all enjoy our visits there. The last time we went, one
of the members
telling us about the war and what
he did in it. It is always very interesting".
fellow primary seven pupil, Jenna
of the Thorney Croft members
came out to our school as a special
guest during our sports day.
all enjoy meeting with them and speaking about their lives."