Shoeboxes Appeal 2017/18

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Seafield Primary School, Photograph courtesy of Northern Scot Photographers
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Seafield Primary Brings Happiness to Eastern Europe.

Since the start of this school year pupils at Seafield Primary, Elgin, with the support of Elgin Rotary have been filling shoeboxes full of gifts for children, babies, families, orphans and older people living in poverty in Eastern Europe.

Over 60 boxes are now ready to be taken to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Albania under the Rotary Shoebox scheme.

Toys, stationery, games, sketch pads, soap and bandages are just some of the many types of gifts that will bring happiness to those living in poverty, whose houses are often without electricity and where jobs are scarce and poorly paid.

Francisca Cameron, P6 teacher at Seafield Primary, who has led the whole school’s initiative, ably assisted by P1 teacher Mandy Anderson, is delighted by the response from pupils and parents. “Their commitment and generosity has been immense. They have been moved by the obvious need of those less fortunate and they have enjoyed filling and decorating the boxes. The Rotary Shoebox scheme has also encouraged the pupils to discover more about those countries to which they are bringing happiness. So overall, it has been most worthwhile and a great success”.

Praising Seafield Primary, Alistair Campbell, International Convener for Elgin Rotary, identifies the Rotary Shoebox scheme as an excellent means of involving young people, not just in helping those in need but also in finding out more about the world in which they live. “The Rotary Shoebox scheme is a well established initiative that has brought great benefits to so many needy people in Eastern Europe in the past and will continue to do so in the future with the welcome support of schools such as Seafield Primary. The commitment and enthusiasm of the pupils, parents and staff has been absolutely first class and is very much appreciated”.

Photograph courtesy of Northern Scot Photographers.

RotaKids from New Elgin and Knockando Primary Schools are making plans to fill boxes in the new year.

Mosstowie Primary School March Update

Eager pupils at Mosstowie Primary, with the support of Elgin Rotary, have been filling shoeboxes with gifts for children, babies, families, orphans and older people living in poverty in Eastern Europe.
Some 70 boxes are now ready to be taken to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Albania under the Rotary Shoebox scheme.
Toys, stationery, games, sketch pads, soap and bandages are just some of the many types of gifts that will bring happiness to those living in poverty, whose houses are often without electricity and where jobs are scarce and poorly paid.
Garry Forgie, Head Teacher, is delighted by the response from pupils and parents. “Their commitment and generosity has been immense. They have been moved by the obvious need of those less fortunate and they have enjoyed filling and decorating the boxes. The Rotary Shoebox scheme has also encouraged the pupils to discover more about those countries we are supporting. So overall, it has been most worthwhile and a great success”.
Praising Mosstowie School Alistair Campbell, International Convener for Elgin Rotary, identifies the Rotary Shoebox scheme as an excellent means of involving young people, not just in helping those in need but also in finding out more about the world in which they live. “The commitment and enthusiasm of the pupils, parents and staff has been absolutely first class and is very much appreciated”.