Posted: Wednesday 29 November 2017

School community rallies round for good cause

The High School of Dundee has handed over a bumper donation to the Eagles Wings TrustThe High School of Dundee community has been rallying round for a good cause.

Senior School pupils, parents and staff contributed a huge volume of food, toiletries and clothing to a collection for the Eagles Wings Trust, which operates a Bell Street-based mobile soup kitchen, and provides support, advice, and essential items to people in Dundee who are homeless, addicted or in the process of recovery.  

Before the bumper donation was handed over to the charity, Alison McDevitt and Kirsty Watt from the Eagles Wing Trust spoke to F5 (S5) Higher Modern Studies pupils about the work that they do and the subject of social inequality, which the pupils are investigating as part of their course.

History and Modern Studies teacher Karlene Douglas organised the collection and the talk. She said, “I am overwhelmed at the support from the school. Senior School pupils, parents and staff all donated and the picture doesn’t do justice to the huge volume of donations!

“I was so impressed, as were Alison and Mike Cordiner, who came in to collect it. It didn’t all fit in their van and the school janitors had to follow behind in a van as there was so much! Amazing!”

You can find out more about the Eagles Wings Trust at: http://eagleswingstrust.org.uk/

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