Academy pupil gives funds to school

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West Highland Way walker and Arbroath Academy pupil Morgen Cosgrove donated her hard-hiked pounds to the school last Friday.

The money was presented by 13-year-old Morgen to the school on May 29 following her determined efforts to walk the iconic 96-mile route.

Morgen took to the West Highland Way with her father and grandfather to challenge herself as well as raise money for her school.

An ankle injury mid-way through the trek nearly threatened Morgen’s chances but she continued, undeterred, to the end, much to the pride of her family and supporters.

The £936 will be put towards developing the Duke of Edinburgh programme.

Gillian Alcorn, Acting Depute Head Teacher said: “We are looking to put more emphasis on Duke of Edinburgh which is something that Morgen is interested in.

“Weare planning to have a noticeboard for the ‘open unit’ which runs from Arbroath Academy on a Monday night and hope that this will encourage more of our pupils to become involved.

“We would love to have a Duke of Edinburgh group running during the school day but this is at an early stage.

“We are also planning to take bids from faculties about what projects they would like to fund and will be looking for the Cosgrove family to have a say on what we spend it on.

“We are delighted and very proud of Morgen. We have also celebrated Morgen’s achievement at House assemblies.

“The staff and pupils in the school are very impressed with the hard work and dedication Morgen has shown.”