Inverlochy Primary pupils present gifts to Covid support organisations

After welcoming guests with a song. primary three pupils presented letters and pictures to Police officer RhuaraidhMacKay Calum Smith of the Coastguard and Dr Olivia Wolff of the Medical Centre. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos NO F24 Inverlochy primary pictures
After welcoming guests with a song. primary three pupils presented letters and pictures to Police officer RhuaraidhMacKay Calum Smith of the Coastguard and Dr Olivia Wolff of the Medical Centre. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos NO F24 Inverlochy primary pictures

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Pupils of Inverlochy Primary are being encouraged to be considerate and supporting of others with a game-like initiative to engage with the community.

It began last Christmas when class five pupils raised funds to supply gifts to children in Raigmore, leading to the ‘Community Tag’ project where other classes were nominated to undertake their own project.

This cascaded though the school and recently primary three took up the challenge by deciding they want to recognise the people who help everyone and tell them how much they are appreciated by writing thank-you letters and making pictures to give them.

Representatives of mountain rescue, police, coastguard and their local GP surgery were able to visit the school and receive their gifts from the children and the children will also visit the local fire station for a tour and hand over their letters and pictures.

One of the pupils said: ‘We wanted to thank all of these people because they helped us so much when there was Covid and  I think they are really nice for helping people.

‘I think the Community Tag project is such a good idea and I like being part of it.’

Another said: ‘I thought it was good to share the pictures with the people who help us as they are so good at helping everyone.  I hope they found our pictures a nice way of saying thanks.  I really wanted to tell them that they do such a great job.’

Acting Head Teacher, Tanya Ross, said: ‘Our school is incredibly motivated and excited by this project and there is a real buzz during assemblies finding out which class will be tagged next.

‘The whole school just love finding out about what each class has done for their part in Community Tag.’