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Watten Primary kids are "thinking of others" for Christmas


By David G Scott

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The generous pupils at Watten Primary School have brought festive cheer through a series of kind acts in their community.

As part of a special theme for Christmas called "Thinking of Others", the pupils carried out a range of activities to bring goodwill to their village and surrounding area.

Watten Primary School children are 'thinking of others' over the Christmas season.
Watten Primary School children are 'thinking of others' over the Christmas season.
Watten Primary School P1-7 singing carols and wearing Christmas jumpers.
Watten Primary School P1-7 singing carols and wearing Christmas jumpers.

Children from P1-7 sang songs and carols, recorded them and then shared them over the class Dojo app with their families.

They also put their crafting skills to good use and created coasters, cards, decorations and tags to make up gift bags that were delivered to over 30 senior citizens in the community.

More Christmas crafts items made by the children for the gift bags.
More Christmas crafts items made by the children for the gift bags.
Watten Primary School children made these festive cards as well.
Watten Primary School children made these festive cards as well.
Craft items made for the senior citizens' gift bags.
Craft items made for the senior citizens' gift bags.
Watten P6 children packing special gift bags.
Watten P6 children packing special gift bags.

The pupils then wrote to families asking for donations for the Caithness Foodbank and received 95.6kg of pasta, rice, cereal and tinned items. Pat and Grant Ramsay who run the foodbank in Wick came to the school to collect the items and answer the children’s questions.

Watten P1-7 pupils with Pat and Grant Ramsay, at left, and the foodbank donations.
Watten P1-7 pupils with Pat and Grant Ramsay, at left, and the foodbank donations.
Pat and Grant Ramsay from Caithness Foodbank taking questions from Watten primary school children.
Pat and Grant Ramsay from Caithness Foodbank taking questions from Watten primary school children.

Mrs Ramsay said: "We were delighted that the pupils of Watten Primary School wanted to donate to Caithness Foodbank.

"Their efforts were amazing and they were very interested to find out about the work of the volunteers. Their donation weighed in at a staggering 95.6 kg. We hope the pupils will visit the Wick Centre when Covid guidance allows for school trips.

"Thank you so much to the pupils, parents and staff. Their donation will support many people in our Caithness community."

Watten Primary kids wearing hats and ready to have Christmas lunch after their hard work.
Watten Primary kids wearing hats and ready to have Christmas lunch after their hard work.

Headteacher, Linsey Mackay said: "I am very proud of the acts of kindness pupils and staff have carried out over the month of December to spread some festive cheer.

"These acts have provided valuable and relevant learning activities for our pupils and in the process they have shown kindness towards their community members."

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