BY Amanda Connelly | April 13 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print


St Louise Primary pupils have the X Factor

Generous boys and girls at an East Kilbride primary school pulled out all the stops this Lent, as they raised hundreds of pounds to help those in need.

Pupils at St Louise’s Primary School staged a fantastic talent show organised by the Primary 7 pupils, which proved to be the highlight event of their Lenten fundraising efforts.

The P7s hosted auditions for the final line-up, sorted the certificates, prizes, music and props that were needed, and even penned a hilarious script for the show.

Children across the year groups got involved, which proved to be huge hit with the school community and saw them raise a wonderful total of £135, which helped make up the £500 total funds raised.

The show ended with P7 pupil Kayla presenting headteacher Mrs Mooty with a bunch of flowers, which were crafted by the school’s senior pupils.

The monies raised will be split between two worthwhile charities: the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) and Let the Children Live.

“St Louise worked very hard throughout Lent to raise money for their chosen charities, but the highlight of the period was their fantastic talent show organised solely by the enterprising Primary 7 pupils,” teacher Lorraine Clarke said. “Their presenting skills were second to none and they encouraged the smaller children to participate, demonstrating their wonderful nurturing skills.

“All the pupils and staff in the school were thoroughly entertained by the wealth of talent from the pupils in the school.”

Ms Clarke also praised the pupils for having ‘fully embraced the message of Pope Francis’ by using ‘their God-given talents to help those less fortunate.’


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