A group of eager S1 pupils enthusiastically took part in the Scottish Daily Mail’s ‘Great British Spring Clean’ in March 2019. Out Litter Heroes, along with RMPS teacher Mr Gilmour, have given up a lot of time both in school and at weekends to help clear litter from the school grounds and surrounding areas. Pupils also hope to raise awareness of the importance of keeping our local environment clean and litter free.
72 fourth year pupils have undertaken Dementia Friendly training during session 2018 – 2019. This gave them an insight into the lives of those affected by dementia. Along with Miss Wilson, PT Enterprise, pupils then spent a great deal of their free time planning and organising Dementia Friendly events for members of the local community who have been affected by dementia.
Three events took place each with a different theme – Remembrance, Christmas and Spring. Guests enjoyed presentations, storytelling, singing and crafts all based around the different themes. Pupils also enjoyed hearing their guests reminisce about their lives in the past. Each was a fantastic afternoon enjoyed by everyone who took part and gave both the pupils and their guests the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company.
Thanks also to Paula Brown, Adults with Incapacity Project Worker in East Dunbartonshire Council and Karen and Michelle from Ceartas Advocacy who helped with planning of the events.