If you have any news including reports, photographs, personal experiences, celebrations, awards, or recollections that you would like to share with other Seniors, please email seniors@stleonards-fife.org and we will get in touch with you.

 

 

MOUNT KILIMANJARO CHARITY HIKE

Three of our recent Leavers Meggie Gibbins, Flora Adam and Georgia McNaughton, decided to face a new challenge this summer and hike Mount Kilimanjaro to fundraise for the charity Dig Deep.  This charity works to give clean drinking water, hygienic toilets and improved sanitation to communities in South West Kenya, and all three of our former pupils believe strongly in supporting sustainable charitable projects.  Flora, Georgia and Meggie managed to climb the mountain together in under a week, taking four days to hike up Kilimanjaro and two days to descend.  As well as completing this fantastic achievement, the three young women also managed to raise £1495 each for Dig Deep.

 Georgia, Meggie and Flora are continuing to study at their respective universities this year. 

 

the red sand project

New York based artist and activist, Molly Gotchman came to speak to our sixth formers about human trafficking and how to raise awareness. Molly's Red Sand Project is an art installation that raises awareness by participants placing bright red sand in paving cracks leading those who see it to question, to connect and to take action against vulnerabilities that can lead t human trafficking and exploitation.  The installation has now taken place in all 50 states and 70 different countries around the world.


   Not only did Molly give a
   fantastic talk educating our 
   sixth formers on the issues
   surrounding human
   exploitation, she also gave
   our students bags of red sand
   to  participate in the Red
   Sand project. 

 

The Year 13 Geography class even did so in the grounds of QML with the help of Ms Tawse and Ms Pemberton (pictured above).

 

New Alumni Relations Officer


We are delighted to welcome St Leonards Senior Rachel Foster to the team as the new Alumni Relations Officer.  Rachel graduated from St Leonards in 2009 with the IB Diploma, before moving west to the University of Glasgow where she completed both her Undergraduate and Masters degrees in English Literature. After returning to St Andrews, Rachel is thrilled to be working back at her former school, where she spent many happy years.