Moray Schools, including Seafield Primary School, Aberlour Primary School, Hopeman Primary School and Kinloss Primary School, raise £5,748.42 by donning yellow and blue for the Pennies for Peace campaign

MORAY school children raised £5,748 for Ukraine in March by dressing in blue and yellow and donating ‘Pennies for Peace’.

Kate Imlah and Beryl Tobin holding the check with the Harley Laughlan poster (center)

The March 31 fundraiser, promoted with a stunning poster by Seafield elementary student Harley Laughlan, was organized with Moray Unicef ​​and was open to all Moray schools, early learning centers and Moray headquarters. Council education.

The Pennies for Peace slogan was devised by Seafield Primary School principal Morven Snodgrass and council education officer Vivienne Cross to make fundraising accessible during the cost of living crisis .

Ms Snodgrass said: “We never thought we would raise so much money from Moray Schools.

“It was a great fundraiser and it turned the negative into as much of a positive as possible, in an incredibly difficult situation.

“I think the people of Moray have been very generous, very very generous.

“It was nice to encounter a sea of ​​blue and yellow when the students arrived in the morning.

“We were really touched by the effort they made.”

To raise awareness for the fundraiser, Harley’s poster was sent to every school in the county.

In fact, the poster was so successful that Unicef ​​headquarters in London requested a copy.

Ms Snodgrass said: “I think because she made such a bright and eye-catching poster, she really drew people to the event.

“I think she really should be commended for that because it’s amazing.”

The Harley Laughlan poster was a huge hit with Unicef ​​headquarters in London.
The Harley Laughlan poster was a huge hit with Unicef ​​headquarters in London.

In addition to Seafield Primary School, Hopeman Primary School, Aberlour Primary School and Kinloss Primary School have also been involved in fundraising.

The P6 class at Hopeman Primary held a school fundraising day asking all children and staff to wear blue and yellow to school and make a contribution to help raise funds for Ukrainian refugees.
The P6 class at Hopeman Primary held a school fundraising day asking all children and staff to wear blue and yellow to school and make a contribution to help raise funds for Ukrainian refugees.

At Aberlour Primary School, which wears a blue and yellow uniform, students and staff decided to go one step further and form a sunflower, Ukraine’s national flower.

Aberlour Primary showed their support by forming a sunflower together in their blue and yellow uniforms.
Aberlour Primary showed their support by forming a sunflower together in their blue and yellow uniforms.

Ms Snodgrass said: “It was a really nice amount of money we raised, the Moray Unicef ​​committee will get this money to Unicef ​​as soon as they can so it can go straight to the children. Ukrainians.

“But the money was secondary to show our solidarity with Ukrainian children.”

Kinloss Primary 1. Top row from left: Taylor Woodward, Eloise Thom, Hollie Lawton, Riley miller, Jessica Gaynor, Reece Martin, Oscar Christie, Verity Judd, William Winterburn
Kinloss Primary 1. Top row from left: Taylor Woodward, Eloise Thom, Hollie Lawton, Riley miller, Jessica Gaynor, Reece Martin, Oscar Christie, Verity Judd, William Winterburn
Kinloss Primary 2. Top row from left: Taylor Woodward, Eloise Thom, Hollie Lawton, Riley miller, Jessica Gaynor, Reece Martin, Oscar Christie, Verity Judd, William Winterburn
Kinloss Primary 2. Top row from left: Taylor Woodward, Eloise Thom, Hollie Lawton, Riley miller, Jessica Gaynor, Reece Martin, Oscar Christie, Verity Judd, William Winterburn

Click here for more information on Moray’s response to the Ukraine crisis.


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