Charitable students

On Saturday, seniors from Mearns Academy participated in a Young Enterprise Christmas Fair at Westhill. The two teams competed against 23 other teams from the Grampian area with their innovative products. “Thistle Aromatics” sold their Pamper Hamper for £15.

The Hamper included shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser all in the teams original scents- “Moulin Rouge” “Midnight Musk” and “Burberry” customised for them by “Body & Face Place St Cyrus.” They sold a great quantity of these products, which are perfect for Christmas Presents and came 4th overall.

“Sell-a-bration,” the schools other team offered a party service as well as bowls made from recycled vinyl records which had a retro and original feel. The also embraced the Christmas Shoppers market with their mugs filled with chocolate products- perfect for a night in by the fire! They came 9th overall.

Both teams did a great job in their first fair and enthusiastic to participate in an Aberdeen Fair on Belmont Street this Saturday. So if you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one this Saturday, make sure you pop along and take a look at our teams unique products. All proceeds go to charity.

Mearns Academy also got the joy of seeing their teachers and classmates strutting their stuff down the catwalk on Tuesday night in the School Charity Fashion Show. The fashion came in categories such as formal, business, casual, winter, and night wear. Many local businesses helped such as Highland scene who provided kilts, Encore who provided dresses and large chain stores such as New Look and Primark also made a large contribution.

Seniors are also giving a large amount of their time to the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative project. This involves the seniors in groups choosing a local charity which they then must visit, find out about and make a presentation on. On Friday they will compete against each other with their presentations in order to win the £3000 to donate to their charity. All seniors have given 110% participation and commitment, and it is clear that not only will Friday be difficult for the judges, but we will see some fantastic, imaginative and heartbreaking presentations that, even if they do not win, will raise awareness for an important cause and encourage students to be more charitable.