Citizenship at Charleston Academy

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Our PSE programme delivered a block of lessons looking at the theme of citizenship for the 4 weeks leading up to the Christmas holidays. We looked at what it means to be a good citizen – how we can contribute and behave in the community. S1 and S2 pupils as part of this did a litter pick in the school grounds and local community – specifically the path between Kinmylies Primary and Charleston, the canal path behind the school pitches, and the play park on the other side of the blaes pitch.

Our S3 pupils invited local senior citizens in to play card games and dominoes and served tea, coffee, mince pies and shortbread. This was very well received with pupils having to step out of their comfort zone and speak to, serve and entertain new people!

In the senior school, pupils looked further afield at bigger global issues and were challenged by a Ted Talk delivered by Australian humanitarian, Hugh Evans. In addition to this, our S1 pupils took the lead in promoting the idea of pupils in S1,3 and 5 donating gifts and money to MFR cash for kids while pupils in S2 did the same for the Highland Foodbank and the Salvation Army with multiple donations of food coming in to school from pupils in S2,4 and 6. We were excited to get the opportunity to go to Tesco Ness-side where we collected money there from bag-packing which was added to our overall total.

We were delighted to donate £400 to MFR cash for kids as well as multiple gifts and £250 to the Salvation Army plus bags upon bags of food for the foodbank. See pictures below!

Mrs A Thomson

Principal Teacher Guidance