Fashion conscious pupils raise cash

Bo'ness Fashion Show.
Bo'ness Fashion Show.

Bo’ness Public School’s primary three class recently organised their own fashion show, raising £651.60 for the Johari Foundation.

The charity supports children in Kenya by helping with education and basic needs.

The class shared information about farming in Scotland and they compared animals, crops, machinery and climate.

The children also learned how education in farming is helping the Kenyans on the road to self-sustainability.

The foundation also has a social enterprise which makes clothing and is the reason Primary Three decided to hold a fashion show whilst raising funds for Johari’s projects in Kenya.

Alan Potters, the primary three teacher, said: “This was an educational project lending itself to all areas of Curriculum for Excellence.

The children developed many skills. The children enjoyed organising and participating in the fashion show and are pleased to hear the money raised is being used to buy goats for milk and fruit trees”.

Ruth Smith of theJohari Foundation said: “It was great to see how involved the children were in organising the fashion show and helping raise funds for Johari Foundation.

“They all contributed in making the event a success and should be proud of their efforts. It’s encouraging to hear that an event like this not only helps vulnerable kids in Kenya with an education but that it is supporting learning outcomes for children here in Scotland too.”