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Pupils put heart and soul into fundraiser

Pupils put heart and soul into fundraiser.

Pupils at a Renfrewshire School have raised funds for a charity close to their heart.

Secondary pupils from Park Mains High in Erskine have raised £400 for the British Heart Foundation with a charity bake sale.

During their morning break pupils could choose from decorated cupcakes, iced biscuits and heart-shaped shortbreads in return for a small donation.

The baked goodies were made on site by Renfrewshire Council’s schools catering team and presented for sale by sixth year pupils on the school’s Charities Committee.

The ‘Have a Heart’ theme continued into lunchtime with a specially selected school meal menu that included sweet-on-you and sour chicken and a pasta bake with dreamy-sauce.

Councillor Eddie Devine, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Environment Policy Board said: “Park Mains has strong links with British Heart Foundation.  When our pupils have a passionate interest in helping their community it’s important the council does what’s within its gift to support them to achieve that.

“I’m delighted we could tie this event into a themed school lunch, which is just one of the many ways we’re modernising our schools meals service and encouraging pupils to get a healthy, balanced meal in school”.