St Vincent’s kids praised for spirited education campaign

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St Vincent’s Primary has been recognised as UK School of the Week by charity ActionAid.

The Thornliebank school was chosen for its involvement in the Send My Friend to School campaign, raising awareness of 58 million children worldwide without access to education.

As reported in The Extra, pupils held a school assembly and invited MP Stewart McDonald to accept a petition to give to the Prime Minister.

P7 kids also wrote protest songs, while others organised a fundraising bake sale.

All that hard work hit home with education campaigns assistant Teresa-Rae Morton, who contacted the school to share news of the award.

Head teacher Vincent Gillon commented: “We’re delighted to receive this recognition. This was an excellent campaign that was well organised and allowed our children to empathise with other children who are less fortunate.”

Glasgow South MP Mr McDonald has also been in touch, congratulating St Vincent’s on “brilliant news”.