Fettercairn reached the peak

Kilimanjaro flag.
Kilimanjaro flag.

A FLAG designed by the pupils of Fettercairn Primary School made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, courtesty of Active Schools Co-ordinator Derek Atkinson.

Derek and five active schools co-ordinator colleagues climbed Kilimanjaro in October to raise funds for the Anchor Unit.

They did so in support of a colleague, Paul Robinson, who is ill.

The six raised a total of £31,000 but in his delight at reaching the highest point in Africa, Derek didn’t forget his promise to unveil the flag, designed by the Fettercairn pupils and made by Donna Allan of local company, Impact Imaging.

All seven schools in the Mearns cluster helped to fundraise for Derek, holding coffee mornings, danceathons and much more.

The specially designed flag bears the Scottish Saltire, pictures of the pupils involved and individual pieces of art by the pupils.

It also contains pictures of Fettercairn landmarks such as the arch, the church and the distillery.

Derek said: “The Anchor Unit is such a good cause I was delighted to be asked to do the climb.

“All seven local primaries were involved in helping me raise money and I’d like to thank all the pupils and staff.”