St John’s Primary, Blackwood, banquet 2014 Slideshow

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THE 60 pupils at St John’s Primary School in Blackwood enjoyed a banquet to raise money for underprivileged street children.

P1/2 youngsters helped organise the event after doing a class topic looking at typical foods eaten by kids in Canada, Sweden, China and Zimbabwe.

“The children loved it,” said class teacher Stephen Hall. “They all paid money to eat something in the banquet and there was hardly any left.”

Among items in the buffet were Canadian maple syrup, pancakes and bacon; Swedish meatballs, crisp bread and cheese; Chinese noodles and spring rolls; and an African stew cooked by the mother of St John’s PS twins Nama and Tiva Chakona, who are originally from Zimbabwe.

The £87 raised will go to Let The Children Live, a charity which supports street children in Colombia.

The pictures featured in this slideshow were taken by the Gazette’s Lindsay Addison and can be purchased on this website or from our office in Lanark on 01555 678792.




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