Bo’ness Academy pupils collect for Foodstore charity

Bo'ness Academy Dress Down day collection
Bo'ness Academy Dress Down day collection
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Dress down days are the norm for Bo’ness schoolchildren every Friday - but their last was one with a difference.Pupils from Bo’ness Academy, Grange Primary, Bo’ness Public Primary and Blackness Primary combined to help make the festive season a happy one for local families.

Normally pupils make a £1.00 donation to charity for the privilege of not wearing school uniform and dressing as they wish. But this time the the youngsters brought in food and toys, making Friday one of the ’best-ever dress down days’. The food was donated to the Bo’ness Foodstore, a food bank which distrubutes provisions to families struggling to make ends meet in these difficult times. Ruth Provan, senior techician at Bo’ness Academy where the food and toys were gathered on Friday, praised the pupils for their response.’We were overwhelmed by the generosity they showed. At the Academy, they brought in a total of 840 items of non-perishable goods and around 40 toys.’’The food will be distributed through the Foodstore, while the toys will go to the Salvation Army to give out. They will only go to Bo’ness families.’’This was a great success and made it one of our best ever dress down days.’’