A group of 5 Culloden Academy pupils are about to embark on a life changing trip with The Vine Trust to Peru in June.
The Vine Trust is a charity with a vision to see communities transformed. They aim to improve lives in practical ways and to bring opportunity, health and hope to disadvantaged communities and marginalised people. They have two main focuses - vulnerable children and medical projects.
The pupils’ two week trip will form part of a working party from Culloden Academy to support the children's project in Peru which helps orphans and street children to have a childhood, have food and clothes and clean drinking water. This is the first group from Culloden Academy to travel to Peru with the Vine Trust.
The pupils will take part in helping to build homes for the children, teaching them in school, playing with them and making them feel appreciated and valued. Their work will involve: joinery, laying bricks, mixing cement, painting, varnishing, digging foundations and ultimately helping to provide children with a home.
Natalie Perks, HR Manager, Macrae & Dick Ltd said ‘When the team came in to present to us we were really impressed with their commitment to the charity and what they wanted to achieve from this experience. We are pleased that we can contribute to the funds required for the trip.’
The team from Culloden Academy include Megan McColm, Ellen Stewart, Jason Campbell, Kirsten Moss, Shannon MacArthur. Also included in the picture is Group HR Manager of Macrae & Dick, Natalie Perks.