Life as a 10-year-old can be pretty sweet. But the
10-year-olds at Fairfield School have been learning this term
that life for some people is not as free and easy.
So the school's two year 6 classes have found ways to help
those less fortunate in their community.
As Christmas approaches, one of the classes has collected
more than 400 cans of food for the Mosgiel Food Bank, and the
other class finished knitting small squares and stitched them
into a large woollen blanket for the Child Cancer Foundation
The Fairfield School tennis court was filled with cans of
food given by pupils and Fairfield residents last Friday, to
the delight of organising teacher Rachelle Kilsby.
Mrs Kilsby said it was part of the school's Pride Challenge
programme which encouraged each pupil to help someone in the
''It ties in with our values programme and teaches children
that they are actually quite lucky to have what they have. It
shows them that there are people in the world that are not as
''It also shows that you can get something from giving. It's
rewarding to help others.''