PUPILS at Foveran Primary have been taking part in a series of events to highlight both healthy living, and good deeds in the community.
On Monday, pupils took part in a mass walk to school, while on Thursday pupils hosted a special event at the village hall for local residents. Friday saw pupils from the school’s early stages classes participate in activities to mark ‘National Smile Day’.
Teacher Joyce Mackie told the Times that the gathering in Foveran Village Hall on Thursday gave residents of Foveran a chance to see for themselves what the youngsters were doing, and take home some of the vegetables upper stages youngsters had grown.
She said: “The community event ties in with what the pupils have been studying, and is an example of their local and global citizenship in action, with knitted goods donated by the school going to Peru to help needy children.
“Local residents will also be able to sample some of the vegetables we’ve grown in raised beds at the school, which were bought with funding from the Hill of Fiddes wind turbines.”
Local parent Louise Campbell told the Times that activities on National Smile Day were designed to promote kindness and positive mental health.
“The day’s activities are designed to bring everyone together, with pupils encouraged to do good deeds to make others smile.”