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Pitlochry High School Pupils win Youth Philanthropy Initiative Prize for Pitlochry Food Bank

Four pupils from Pitlochry High School have triumphed over teams from in their school to claim the prestigious Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Prize of £3,000 for the Pitlochry Food Bank.

The Pitlochry High School team of Jamie, Orla Fawcus, Holly Griffiths and Devin Riley worked with the Pitlochry Foodbank and identified food poverty as the issue that was the most pressing one in the town.

Helen Kirkwood from the Atholl Centre Foodbank described the competition win as ‘transformative’ for the Food Bank and what it could now offer clients on a weekly basis. Helen said of the winning team.

“I was really impressed with the way they [the pupils] worked. The win is going to change the whole way that the Food Bank operates.”

YPI gets pupils to work in teams to identify a social issue in their community and engage with a local charity that supports it.

The pupils put together a passionate and impactful piece of work and won the £3000 prize for the Foodbank. The money will be used to buy freezers and fridges to keep food fresh and therefore improve the food parcels that the Foodbank supplies to its clients on a weekly basis.

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