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Two thoughtful and enterprising boys from St Bride’s Primary School in Onich recently raised more than £100 to help endangered tigers and support the work of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Primary six pupil Fergus Strachan felt compelled to act after reading about the declining numbers of tigers living in the wild and the threats they face in their natural habitats.
He enlisted the help of his friend Fabian Grieve and together they approached teachers at St Bride’s to ask if they could hold a ‘Tiger Day’ fundraiser.
Delighted that the boys wanted to help such an important cause, staff at the school gave their fundraising initiative the green light.
The boys made flyers and posters to advertise their special day and spoke at assembly to explain to the other children in the school why they felt it was important to raise money to help endangered tigers.
Fergus and Fabian planned all the events themselves and the pupils at St Bride’s had a super afternoon of tiger-based fun.
The boys made ‘pin the tail on the tiger’ and ‘guess the tiger’s birthday’ games and held a tiger drawing competition for the school.
The children all paid to wear non-uniform clothes for the day and Fergus sold some of his National Geographic magazines to raise funds.
All their hard work paid off and Tiger Day at St Bride’s raised £101.60. The school has used that money to adopt a tiger through the WWF and to support the important conservation work it does.
Tiger Day fundraiser at St Bride’s Primary School. NO F45 tiger day
Fabian Grieve and Fergus Strachan.
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