Today (Tuesday 2nd of May) Norma Murray from SIMBA came to school to present Rhianna Newlands and Lauren Bertram (S2) with certificates for winning the final of YPI. As part of their work in Skills Time all S2 pupils had to pick a social issue and then find a charity which helped to tackle this issue. Semi-finals were held in each class with 6 winners being chosen to go through to the final. In the final there were numerous charities represented and after some tough judging Rhianna and Lauren were thought to have made the best case for supporting SIMBA. SIMBA is a charity which helps to support bereaved parents by providing memory boxes and support groups across the Highlands. Usually SIMBA will work with parents who have lost a child during birth or after miscarriage. As part of winning the final Laruen and Rhianna were presented with a cheque for £3000 which went directly to SIMBA who will then use the money to fund more memory boxes (cost of £15 each), set up a local support group in Ross-shire as well as train more volunteers to be facilitators for SIMBA.
Pictured is Norma Murray (SIMBA), Rhianna Newlands (S2), Lauren Bertram (S2) and Linda Schubert (YPI).