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Tipperty Primary School support Rotary shoe boxes scheme


By Kirsty Brown

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The generosity of pupils and their families at Tipperty Primary School will bring some Christmas cheer to people overseas.

The school’s contribution to the Rotary Shoebox Scheme will bring joy to both young and old in areas of Eastern Europe.

Organised by Tipperty RotaKids, 19 Rotary shoe boxes had been filled for this year’s Easter collection, however the world changed dramatically in March and the shoe boxes had to remain safely stored within the school until now.

Now that borders have opened up the shoeboxes, filled by families at the school, will soon be taken to a distribution point in Dyce to be whisked away.

Pupils at Tipperty School filled shoeboxes as part of a project led by Ythan Valley Rotary Club.
Pupils at Tipperty School filled shoeboxes as part of a project led by Ythan Valley Rotary Club.

Tipperty School head teacher Claire-Anne Buchan said: “The children have been eagerly awaiting this opportunity and are very aware that their shoe boxes will bring smiles to the faces of children and some older people at Christmas.”

Speaking for Ythan Valley Rotary president Eleanor Macalister said: “Having been involved with the children at Tipperty for many years, this is a particularly poignant year to be sending out these boxes.

"We tend to forget that we are not the only ones struggling with restrictions so for those who have very little to look forward to, this will be a really uplifting experience!

"Thank you Tipperty!”

Pupils at Tipperty School filled shoeboxes as part of a project led by Ythan Valley Rotary Club.
Pupils at Tipperty School filled shoeboxes as part of a project led by Ythan Valley Rotary Club.


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