The S3 YPI Final was a great success with pupils claiming £3,000 for their chosen charity, Glasgow's Golden Generation.
Over the 2017/18 academic year, S3 pupils have been working in teams, discussing and researching local charities that would benefit from the donation.
They hosted their final in February, pitching ideas to a panel of judges, staff and pupils to secure the grant for their chosen charity.
The event, supported by Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) and The Wood Foundation, saw Glasgow's Golden Generation collect the main award.
Congratulations to pupils Amy, Alistair, Andrew, Kate and Rosalind, who deservedly won this year’s YPI competition for their chosen charity.
Each member of the group was extremely enthusiastic and it was their warmth towards the charity that won over the judges.
Glasgow’s Golden Generation (formerly known as the Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association), helps to tackle loneliness in the elderly by taking them to clubs and centres and the funding will now enable the charity to buy a new minibus.
A special commendation was made to S3 pupils Brodie, Glen, Laura, Advay and Paddy who represented the Scottish Association for Children with Heart Disorders. Their creative presentation included singing and costumes with a 'Hutchie This Morning' theme.
Pupils represented a range of charities on the day including Finding your Feet, Refuweegee, Sunshine Wishes, Scottish Association for Children with Heart Disorders, Flourish House and Glasgow’s Golden Generation.
The pupils had the pleasure of hosting Mr Jonathan Christie (YPI Scotland Manager) and Lynn Raynal (YPI West Central Scotland Regional Facilitator) at the final as well as representatives from several of the charity finalists. Jonathan, Lynn and the invited guests were very impressed with the quality of all of the presentations.
Thanks also to Mr Buchan from Scottish Equity Partners (a regional funding partner for YPI Scotland) who was a special guest at the event and joined the judging panel.
Mr Buchan was so impressed by all of our pupils that the company has donated £500 to each of the five finalist groups for their charities.
The pupils thanked all of the judges and the S3 form teachers and year team for their advice and support throughout the process.
Written by S3 pupil, Molly-Jean.