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Pitch Perfect by Uddingston Grammar Pupils

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Photography L-R: Emma Hall (teacher), Emily Muir, Erin Docherty, Beth Moore, Georgia Paterson and Kilbryde Fundraiser Chloe Martin.

A class of S3 pupils at Uddingston Grammar put their pitch and presentation skills to the test recently by taking part in a Curriculum for Excellence Masterclass in order to raise funds for a local charity.

The class was split into smaller groups of 4/5 pupils with each group researching local charities in the area and picking a charity of their choosing. Each group then embarked on a 4 week fundraising campaign organising bake sales, dress down days and raffling off a hamper.

After all the fundraising had taken place the groups then had to present a pitch to Head Teacher Mr McKay about their local charity and how the money raised would benefit the charity. Pupils Emily Muir, Erin Docherty, Beth Moore and Georgia Paterson presented the winning pitch which seen their chosen charity, Kilbryde Hospice, receiving the total amount raised. Over the course of 4 short weeks the S3 pupils raised a fantastic £535.47!

Fundraiser for Kilbryde Hospice, Chloe Martin said “On behalf of everyone at Kilbryde Hospice I would like to thank the S3 pupils at Uddingston Grammar who were involved with the CFE Masterclass. To raise over £500 in such a short space of time is brilliant and to see the final presentation which they presented about Kilbryde was amazing to see. Their knowledge of the charity was spot on and really showed the amount of research and hard work they put in to finding out about Kilbryde.”

Emma Hall, the teacher who led the masterclass explained the benefits of pupils becoming involved in charity work “The pupils really enjoyed using their initiative to raise money for a local charity and felt the Hospice was an extremely worthwhile and beneficial charity.”