Carrongrange High pupils' Christmas catalogue raises more than £2000 for school

Crafty pupils have come up with a creative way to demonstrate their artistic talents while simultaneously raising funds for their school.

By Jonathon Reilly
Friday, 11th December 2020, 12:30 pm

Carrongrange High School in Grangemouth – Falkirk Council's only secondary for those with moderate, severe and complex additional support needs – has released an online Christmas catalogue packed full of fantastically festive products.

Pupils and staff, who devised the idea when coronavirus put paid to their annual Christmas market, have since raised more than £2000.

Family and friends of students and staff were invited to browse through a range of items – from bird boxes to log reindeer – to support the school.

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Carrongrange High pupils Jamie Connel, Argyle Howland and Humza Aamir with some of the gifts that feature in the school's Christmas catalogue. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Carissa Neill, Carrongrange High School craft, design and technology teacher, said: “We would normally have a Christmas market as one of our main fundraising events but this year we obviously can’t have people in the school.

“Our pupils are really crafty so we thought we would make different things.

“Every year group has work in the catalogue and there are about 50 products.

“Our technician, Ritchie Davidson, found a catalogue online. The products range from bird boxes and bird hotels to log reindeer, sweeties and Christmas decorations.

“Two Young Enterprise companies are involved too – Burnham Ltd and Only Yours.

“Because we have limited products and availability, we have a paper order form.

“It means people can collect and order products from the reception and we handed these out to staff and pupils.”

Ms Neill added: “The pupils have enjoyed making the products.

“It’s really nice for them to see them online. I’d like to thank all of the fundraising committee who set up the catalogue.”

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