Kirsty and Grace share citizenship cup honour at Halkirk
Kirsty May and Grace Campbell are joint winners of the Peter Murchison Citizenship Cup – a new trophy awarded to public-spirited pupils of Halkirk Primary School.
The trophy was handed over recently by Patricia Bremner, eldest daughter of the late Peter Murchison of Halkirk. When Peter passed away last year the family generously gave the school a sum of money from his estate to be used in whatever way the school thought best.
It was decided that as Peter was so well known, and such a big part of the Halkirk community, an award for good citizenship should be created in his memory. Some of the money was used to purchase this cup.
Kirsty came up with the idea of selling raffle tickets for a handmade walking stick and donating the proceeds to Children in Need.
Grace, along with her older sister Sophie, decided to organise a bake sale to raise money for the Macmillan nurses.
The school already has a rose bowl in memory of Pete’s wife Mairi, who was head teacher at Halkirk for a number of years. It is presented every year to the child who receives the highest mark in the poem categories at the music festival.
Head teacher Fiona Macleod said: "The school is grateful to the family of Peter Murchison, who themselves were all pupils at Halkirk, and would like to thank them all for their very kind gift in memory of their father."