All happening at Portlethen Primary

It’s all been happening at Portlethen Primary with coffee mornings, harvest festivals and a whole new batch of games to play with.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 4th October 2014, 8:00 am
The whole school took part in the harvest festival and brought in donations for the foodbank
The whole school took part in the harvest festival and brought in donations for the foodbank

We visited the school last Friday and what a busy day they had in store.

The school had a big coffee morning planned to raise funds for Macmillan as well as their own harvest festival, where pupils of the school brought in food to be donated to the foodbank.

We spoke to 6R pupils Ben and Scott who were taking the donations and gift aid for the day.

The Lethen Arms in Portlethen donated over £500 to the school allowing the pupil council to board games for classes

They said: “Today we have the coffee morning raising funds for Macmillan, the more we raise here the more can go to the charity, the whole class has been involved.”

Macmillan’s fundraising manager for Aberdeen & Grampian, Jennifer Mitchell, said: “Sadly the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan’s support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever.

“Every pound raised by those taking part in events like World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will help us fund our vital services.”

The money raised from the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is used to fund new services across the area.

Class 6R organised the Coffee morning

As well as both events the school recently got a donation of over £500 from the Lethen Arms in Portlethen.

The funds were used by the pupil council to buy board games for the classes. The pupils were on hand to say thank you to the Lethen Arms on Friday morning as they posed for photographs with some of the games the school bought.

We were told by Lethen Arms how the family connection to school was the reason they got involved and donated the cash for the pupils

They said: “We got involved because everyone here as a connection to the school; they either went there, have children there, grandchildren, nieces or nephews.

Food donated by the pupils at Portlethen Primary

“It was great to get involved as teachers give up a lot of their time and we just wanted them to know they have the support of the community.”

The primary 6 class organised the coffee morning raising funds for Macmillan