Super gesture for Grammar project

CHEQUE THIS . . .  Supercounty's John Scott (back, centre) presents pupils with the �200 cheque.
CHEQUE THIS . . . Supercounty's John Scott (back, centre) presents pupils with the �200 cheque.

Pupils from Uddingston Grammar enjoyed exploring the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre and its surroundings recently.

The John Muir Group, made up of youngsters from the visual impairment unit and mainstream students, meets regularly to develop a range of environmental themed project.

And they planned a walk from their school to the centre, despite the cold weather on the day.

Anne Marie Galbraith, acting principal teacher of the visual impairment unit, said: “The pupils are passionate about their local environment and eagerly campaign to highlight the importance of our surroundings.

“With it being the bi-centenary of David Livingstone, the pupils wanted to learn more of the local missionary but also tie activities to help achieve John Muir Trust status.

“The group planned a walking excursion to the centre. Although it was a particularly cold day, the group consensus was to continue, and together we walked from Uddingston Grammar to David Livingstone Centre.

“We had the opportunity to explore the visitors centre but the trip was really a fact finding mission to progress an informative brochure and walking guide to encourage pupils at the school and the wider community to explore their local area.”

To allow the students to continue their work on the brochure, the Supercounty campaign presented them with a cheque for £200.

Anne Marie continued: “At school, the group will continue to research and develop the necessary information to help produce the illustrated brochure.

“The group have a passion and enthusiasm, so I know that they will succeed in their project. The ethos of the group is about taking responsibility for the local environment, and for this special year, we will have a strong David Livingstone link.

“The pupils are grateful to Supercounty for the small grant. This will help towards developing our current project with the possibility of expanding and developing new projects.”

John Scott, head of Supercounty, added: “The pupils are an inspirational group of young people and I look forward to receiving a copy of their work.

“We are encouraging schools and communities to join us in Celebrating Lanarkshire, to highlight our great place and great people – Uddingston Grammar pupils are fantastic ambassadors!”