The Life Club


The pro-life group in St Ninian's wished to run an Advent fundraising campaign entitled Share the Care.  Staff and pupils were invited to donate items for mothers and babies.  The life club members put together a PP presentation which they delivered at assemblies.  They produced publicity posters and displayed these around the school.  Each member of the group took responsibility for visiting a Reg class and collecting donations.  The group counted and bagged all donations. As a result of their efforts close to 400 items were collected and donated to the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative

The pupils benefited in the following ways from their Campaign:

  • Working together
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Experience of addressing Assemblies
  • Collaboration with pupils and staff
  • Responsible citizenship


Hot on the heels of their huge success with the Mary’s Meals Backpack Appeal last term, the group has been exploring new ways to try to live up to Gospel teaching: “I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) They invited a speaker, Mr. George McAleenan, to speak to S4 pupils about the work he does with his charity, “Let the Children Live”. He gave a fascinating and, at time, harrowing account of his work with street children in Columbia.

The group is currently working on producing pot pourri to sell as Christmas gifts to raise funds for their chosen charities: Let the Children Live; Smile Train; Mary’s Meals and, of course, the Sisters of the Gospel of Life.