Whilst at Mearns Castle High during the recent inservice, I came across these three lovely S5 students, busy washing staff cars in the car park.
They explained their early start back at school and car washing efforts were to raise funds for a trip. As part of their work with the World Challenge initiative, the girls will join a larger group next summer and travel to India to help less fortunate children, whilst learning valuable life and leadership skills that will help them on their journey into adulthood and learning beyond school.
They need to raise £2000 to fund the trip and their car washing efforts over the two days had seen them net over £150.
Imagine giving up the final two days of your holiday to come back to school, get wet and dirty, all in the name of raising money to help those less fortunate. A trip to India is a wonderful opportunity for anyone but I can’t help but admire their commitment and enterprising attitudes.
These students will go far – even further than India I would wager.
If you’re interested in World Challenge, check out their website.