“The quality of presentations was wonderful and they were all in aid of worthwhile causes. The winning team delivered a fun and uplifting presentation which captured the audience’s attention and demonstrated real commitment and personal involvement.
“It was interesting that disability charities proved so popular with the pupils – it was an issue that really seemed to resonate and there are a great many organisations doing great work in that area in East Lothian.”
Duncan Binnie, YPI Lead and RMPS Teacher at North Berwick High School
YPI is active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a difference in their communities which is managed and majority-funded in Scotland by The Wood Foundation. This is the second year North Berwick High School has taken part and last year’s winning charity was East Lothian Special Needs Playscheme.
Five schools in East Lothian take part and local young people will channel £15,000 to charities this academic year.
Students across an entire year group take part. Working in teams, they research causes they care about, charities which address that issue and the impact £3000 of funding. They then develop and deliver presentations in a bid to reach the final when one team will secure that funding for their chosen charity.