Refugee Collection – Message from Councillor Waters

The East Renfrewshire Convoy to Calais leaves this Thursday at 8pm from the car park of ER Council HQ in Eastwood Park, Giffnock. They are taking the largest single donation from anywhere in Scotland.  Schools and nurseries from all over East Renfrewshire responded with overwhelming generosity to the appeal.  All parents, children and staff are invited to be there for the send-off. The convoy organisers want to give the families who contributed the opportunity to see their donations leave, and to send the convoy off in style.

We hope you can join us.


Refugee Collection

Can I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their donations to help refugees in Calais. The response was overwhelming and we have approximately 200 bags of much needed items.

On behalf of all the families that will benefit from your generous donations, a very warm and heart felt “thank you”.

Mrs Lord (Rights Respecting School Coordinator)

Refugee Aid

Please remember to send any donations for refugees in Calais to the school on:

Wednesday 21st October

in a tied carrier bag or bin bag. Thank you.

  • small torches
  • double AA batteries for torches
  • tea lights
  • jars and packets of ready to eat baby food
  • warm clothing for men and boys
  • sturdy footwear for men, women and children (all sizes and all ages)
  • basic toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste et

UNCRC Article 39

Children neglected, abused, exploited, tortured or who are victims of war must receive special help to help them recover their health, dignity and self-respect.

Quarrier’s Day

The Pupil Council  worked extremely hard to organise a Quarriers Charity Day at Kirkhill. Quarriers provide care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. To support the important work that the charity does, the Pupil Council planned many learning opportunities to raise awareness with our pupils, and created a fundraising opportunity to raise funds for this local charity.

On Friday 2nd October, each class explored the charity and learned about how Quarriers help people in Scotland, in particular, the support in our local community. The Pupil Council also invited a speaker from Quarriers to visit Primary 6 and 7 pupils for a special workshop to allow them to explore the role of the charity in more depth.

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