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Albyn Pupils Showcase 9 Year of Youth Philanthropy Initiative in Perth Concert Hall

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On Wednesday 21 June 2017, eight Albyn Pupils took to the stage in front of 1000 plus students, teachers, charity reps from around Scotland to share the story of YPI in Albyn since its inception in Scotland 9 years ago.

The winning group from this year showed their moving film about Eating Disorders and the work of the local charity NEEDS (North East Eating Disorders Support). Bahar and Lydia explained that people with this condition in silence. People are not objects to be fixed but require support and care and this is what NEEDS provides.

Simone and Abagail told the tale of Selina and her friends in 2010 who organised an evening of music and art in Rosie’s Café. Selina’s picture of a woman with roses even took pride of place on stage.

Anna spoke of the gardening and barbecue she and her friends helped with at RAS (Rape and Abuse Support) two years ago. The beautiful garden was a safe and calm place for clients.

Melody informed the audience of the two inter-generational quizzes which she has organised at school for Scottish War Blinded members. She said, “I thought it was great to see the other philanthropic projects that others had done because it would motivate us to do more.”

Adam was more than willing to encourage others through telling his of his philanthropic journey from Bake Sales to the Concert for a Cause event. He is a fantastic support of the Friendly Access charity. Adam is currently working on an initiative to organise the first autism friendly national orchestral concert in Scotland

To wrap it all up, Uche composed a rap, ‘9 Years’, which summarised Albyn’s YPI legacy. Everyone raved about Uche’s performance. The chorus went like this:

“9 years
450 pupils giving 27,000 to over 50 different charities
9 years
The blind, the raped, the autists, the crazed. All been helped in so many ways
9 years
Educated, dedicated, forever dated, always been rated for a massive variety
9 years
Depression, mental recession, its a new session where we help with what we say”

Mrs Findlay and Mrs Tannock were extremely proud of these eight pupils  who represented the school so confidently in front of such a large audience at an inspiring event.

Anna said, “The YPI celebration was an amazing experience. All of the schools’ presentations about their chosen charities and issues were so creative and wonderful to watch, it really showed how much each group cared about their topics. Some of the speakers were so moving to listen to and the music provided was phenomenal. It truly was an experience I’ll never forget.

 

Albyn Pupils Showcase 9 Year of Youth Philanthropy Initiative in Perth Concert Hall

Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 8:22 am

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On Wednesday 21 June 2017, eight Albyn Pupils took to the stage in front of 1000 plus students, teachers, charity reps from around Scotland to share the story of YPI in Albyn since its inception in Scotland 9 years ago.

The winning group from this year showed their moving film about Eating Disorders and the work of the local charity NEEDS (North East Eating Disorders Support). Bahar and Lydia explained that people with this condition in silence. People are not objects to be fixed but require support and care and this is what NEEDS provides.

Simone and Abagail told the tale of Selina and her friends in 2010 who organised an evening of music and art in Rosie’s Café. Selina’s picture of a woman with roses even took pride of place on stage.

Anna spoke of the gardening and barbecue she and her friends helped with at RAS (Rape and Abuse Support) two years ago. The beautiful garden was a safe and calm place for clients.

Melody informed the audience of the two inter-generational quizzes which she has organised at school for Scottish War Blinded members. She said, “I thought it was great to see the other philanthropic projects that others had done because it would motivate us to do more.”

Adam was more than willing to encourage others through telling his of his philanthropic journey from Bake Sales to the Concert for a Cause event. He is a fantastic support of the Friendly Access charity. Adam is currently working on an initiative to organise the first autism friendly national orchestral concert in Scotland

To wrap it all up, Uche composed a rap, ‘9 Years’, which summarised Albyn’s YPI legacy. Everyone raved about Uche’s performance. The chorus went like this:

“9 years
450 pupils giving 27,000 to over 50 different charities
9 years
The blind, the raped, the autists, the crazed. All been helped in so many ways
9 years
Educated, dedicated, forever dated, always been rated for a massive variety
9 years
Depression, mental recession, its a new session where we help with what we say”

Mrs Findlay and Mrs Tannock were extremely proud of these eight pupils  who represented the school so confidently in front of such a large audience at an inspiring event.

Anna said, “The YPI celebration was an amazing experience. All of the schools’ presentations about their chosen charities and issues were so creative and wonderful to watch, it really showed how much each group cared about their topics. Some of the speakers were so moving to listen to and the music provided was phenomenal. It truly was an experience I’ll never forget.

 

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