The Pennies for the Playgrounds appeal has come to an end as we have finally achieved our goal of raising £35,000. These funds are being used to improve our own primary playground, and improve the play areas in the Marie Curie Hospital and the Recuperare Clinic in Bucharest. A major stage of improving our own playground has been delivered over the summer, with new equipment and safer surfaces being laid. We are also planning to improve the grassy areas, increase the number of activity areas and improve the area more generally. The work in Bucharest is also going ahead with improvements to their playpark, including a swing suitable for wheelchairs, and improvements to their child-friendly waiting areas within the hospital and clinic. Read more
On the 20th and 21st of June, St John’s RC Academy celebrated our junior and senior award ceremonies, hosted by Depute Headteacher, Mr Hugh McAninch. This year, we were honoured to welcome our guest and keynote speaker Jackie Brierton, who was awarded an MBE award by the Queen for ‘services to enterprise’. Read more
The YPI Scotland National Event takes place in June each year, and represents an opportunity to celebrate all that has been achieved through YPI that year, whilst showcasing best practice from across Scotland.
The event recognises the philanthropic success and engagement of tens of thousands of secondary students who have been responsible for directing hundreds of thousands of pounds to local grassroots charities. Read more