Aberdeen School pupils Stage Dinner Dance
4 September 2008
Pupils at the city’s Kirkhill Nursery and Primary School are organising a masked dinner and dance to raise funds for their school and to help other children around the north-east.
Twenty children on the pupil council at the school also have been hard at work making masks which they will sell for £1 a time at the Monochrome Masquerade being held on Monday, September 29th, at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen from 6-9pm.
Proceeds of the event will go towards buying new learning aids and funding the vital Breakfast Club run by the 274-pupil school to try to make sure children start each day with a healthy breakfast. Northsound’s Cash for Kids will also benefit.
Oil services company Petrotechnics, which provides operational and safe systems to work, has supported the school for more than a year through the Business Education Partners scheme.
Staff at the Altens-based company have worked with pupils on various activities from balloon rocket challenges, an X-Factor-style talent show, kite-building and a staff v pupils football match.
Petrotechnics chief executive Phil Murray said: “We are very much part of the local community and being involved with Kirkhill primary is a way for us to help the staff foster talent and shape our future entrepreneurs, office staff or even rock stars!”
Headteacher Lorraine Napier said: “Our pupil council has organised and hosted highly-successful business breakfasts at the AECC for the last three years and the present members wanted to do something different.”
“We gave them a range of options and they loved the idea of a masked ball. It’s been fantastic seeing the effort they have put into it, they never see issues as problems, they always find solutions.”
The evening will feature a traditional Scottish dinner, after dinner speakers, lucky dip and disco. Tables of 10 cost £150 and children are as welcome as adults. To book a table, contact firstname.lastname@example.org