Nursery tots put Japan in the picture

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AN ELLON nursery school pupil has succeeded in helping raise money for the Japan earthquake appeal – by coming up with the idea of selling photographs of the class to their families.

Five year old Eilidh Gault, a pupil at Meiklemill Nursery, had the bright idea after she and her classmates had been speaking about the earthquake at nursery.

In all, their efforts managed to raise £70 to help support the disaster relief operation.

“The Japanese earthquake was something the children wanted to talk about a lot at nursery, probably because it was something being spoken about at home and had been on the TV so much”, said nursery teacher Kathleen Cowe.

“It was Eilidh who came up the idea - all by herself - of selling pictures of the class to parents and family members in order to raise money for Japan.”

“The ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ is designed to promote good citizenship and awareness. It’s great to see it blossoming in the pupils from an early age”, she added.

In addition to the efforts of the nursery class, the rest of the school had a bring and buy sale, organised by the Primary sevens, which succeeded in raising £260.