Paralympics role for pupils

SCHOOL pupils from across the Capital are set to take up roles as courtside assistants at the sitting volleyball event of the Paralympics in London.

A group of 16 fifth and sixth-year pupils from ten schools across the city were selected as the only group of volunteers to represent Scotland from more than 2000 Young Games Makers.

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The team has been working extremely hard to raise £1000 per pupil to cover costs through raffles, sponsorship, fundraising nights and bike rides.

Sean McPhee, a sixth-year pupil from Firrhill High School who is one of the Young Games Makers, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity as the Games are on home soil.

“It is also a fantastic leadership experience which we hope we can share with our own schools.”