Package for Erskine from kind-hearted kids

Some of the children about to make the delivery
Some of the children about to make the delivery

Pupils from St Vincent’s took their First World War studies a step further recently, reaching out to former soldiers at Erskine House.

They were so inspired by the tales of the service people the pupils took it a step further.

Having learned about the life and sacrifices of a soldier, the youngsters in primary three decided to spread a little festive cheer by designing and making Christmas cards for residents at the veterans charity.

The project then developed into a full food hamper and, thanks to kind donations from staff at the southside school, the children were able to present a range of hampers, gift bags and money raised by the P5 class through a bake sale, to the residents of Erskine House.

Sharon Doyle, P3 teacher, told The Extra: “Three of our students — Noni Meli, Lucas Joseph and Wiktoria Kasina — along with myself and our deputy head, Brian Tracey, delivered these donations to Erskine House.

“We had the privilege of having tea and a chat with some of the residents there.

“This was a great honour for the children and staff of St Vincent’s.”

The charity thanked the kids for their charitable efforts.

Gordon Johnston, home manager, said: “Many thanks to St Vincent’s for the wonderful food hampers and the very generous donation to the home.

“It was lovely to meet the children and staff.

“The residents always enjoy children being around and this visit certainly made their day.”

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