‘Last year we were thrilled that 87 Kinlochleven High School pupils contributed 3000 hours of volunteering last year. I didn’t think that could be improved upon,’ said Mrs Machin, Headteacher. ‘However, they have. This year we had 113 volunteers contributing over 5000 hours. It is only right and proper that our young people’s hard work is recorded and recognised through this government supported award scheme. For a school as small as ours to have so many taking part is a great testament the fabulous community spirit and enterprise we have here’.
Pupils have volunteered so many hours of their time to a wide range of activities, which have include this year’s Christmas Show, Midwinter’s Night dream, raising over £2000 for their community, the Sports Leader initiative through Active Schools, Rock Challenge, which contributes to improving the quality of life for all of society by encouraging young people to take an active role in building safe and healthy communities, UNICEF Club, which have just been awarded a Certificate of Recognition for the work they have done, raising money for various charities such as Social Bite, Water Aid, Breast Cancer Awareness and Down Syndrome Scotland, volunteering for Kinlochlovin’ and presenting on the Drive Time Show for Nevis Radio to name just a few.