Keith Primary School pupils raise almost £2000 making and selling festive face masks
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PUPILS at Keith Primary have raised almost £2000 for the school after creating and selling festive-themed face masks.
Primary seven children took part in the school's festive fayre, which is in its fourth year, and raised £1960 to go towards new IT equipment.
The pupils were involved in all aspects of the mask-making, from product design, to sales, to distribution and marketing.
P7T pupil Jayden Fraser said: “We made 200 festive face masks to raise funds for the school – and we donated some too.
"Each pupil made a series of face masks on varying fabrics and we marketed them as part of our enterprise topic.
"We sold 190 and donated the last 10. We decided to give some to Keith Grammar School as face masks are compulsory there – so that we can help any staff member or pupil who forgets their mask.
"We are very proud of our achievement."
Kelly Taylor, who teaches P7T, explained how the fayre ran according to plan despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic – and thanked people in the school community for their generosity in buying the masks.
She said: "We are into our fourth year of running a school festive fayre and each year we have built on the success of the previous one.
"Due to Covid-19 and current restrictions in place, we had to think outside of the box this year and operate in a different way – so we created a festive catalogue.
"We still very much wanted parents to see the lovely, handmade crafts that the pupils made, alongside raising some much-needed funds for the school to purchase some new IT equipment.
"All pupils were involved in making the crafts. Each class initially chose the gifts that they were going to make, made the gifts with love and care, decided on a price and finally put together their final brochure page for sales.
"We have been blown away with the generosity of our parents and we really can’t thank them enough as £1960.52 is just a fantastic amount of money."