Hyslop Congratulates West Lothian School Hidden Poverty Film
Local MSP Fiona Hyslop has congratulated the Seen and Heard Group at St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn in winning the Rotary International Young Citizens Award for their film in Hidden Poverty.
Commenting after their win, Ms Hyslop said;
“This is a wonderful achievement for the Seen and Heard pupils for highlighting such an important issue Scotland-wide as well as at home and I am pleased that UNICEF will be using the pupils’ message as part of their UK wide education Programme.
“I have made a point of alerting those I know to the hard hitting film and the song written by pupil Kirsten McDonald and hope that their hard and dedicated work has the right impact on those who see child poverty as an issue in other countries.
“It is vital that we work towards eradicating child poverty that occurs in our own towns and villages in order to tackle the thousands of children living in poverty across Scotland.”