MSP visits Nairn Academy to learn about Malawi venture


Peter Peacock, Highlands and Islands MSP, praised the efforts of pupils at Nairn Academy following a visit to hear about the school’s Malawi project.

Mr Peacock met with two of the expedition team – 18 year old Callum Ross and 15 year old Duncan Strath, with their Deputy Head Sheena MacGillivray.

"I was delighted to visit the school and hear of the enthusiasm the pupils are showing in preparing and fundraising for their trip to Malawi.

"They have already raised the fantastic sum of over £13,000.

"I was delighted to offer them a bottle of Scottish Parliament whisky for the raffle at their race night.

"They still have a couple of fundraising events to go, a ‘stay and play’ session for local primary kids and a disco, before they set off for Africa at the end of June," he said.

The pupils will be holding a number of sporting events with pupils from a Malawian school, will organise a health fair together and have organised a range of visits to key industrial, medical and tourist locations.

 

30 January 2008

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