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Charitable Work

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It is important that your son understands the reality of the world in which he lives, a world in which two thirds of the population live in poverty. 

Just as important is that he recognises the role he can play in making a difference to those less privileged; that he learns the value of giving both his time and his money to help others. He might find himself preparing and serving meals for the homeless, helping with a gardening project for elderly ex-servicemen or helping younger children with learning difficulties at a local school.

We run a variety of fundraising events each year ranging from the Charity Ball to sponsored walks. The weekly offering from the Sunday service is also donated to charity.

Charities Regularly Supported
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Sick Kids, Edinburgh
Cancer Research
St Catherines Homeless Project, Edinburgh
Rock Trust, Edinburgh
Sightsavers International
UNICEF
Shelter
St Luke's Leprosarium, Tamil Nadu, India and a nearby home for disabled boys

Charitable Work News

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Raising Money for 'Our Neighbours'

Two schools with a joint plan to travel together on a most unusual trip! Join us and travel from Edinburgh to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. 

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Do you know the answer, 'If you turn a right-handed glove inside out will it be right or left-handed'?

Junior Christmas Fair

Hot chocolate, mince pies and Christmas fair games could all be found in The Secret Garden. 

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II Form pupils took responsibility for running our fundraising campaign called ‘WE Walk For Water.

Maths Fun Day

The annual Maths Fun Day took place on 14 March.

Marathon des Sables

LVI pupil, Hector, will be running the Marathon des Sables, the toughest footrace on Earth, to raise money for a charity close to his heart.