Michelle Thomson, SNP MSP for Falkirk East, has put forward a motion to the Scottish Parliament congratulating Callum Bloomfield, Tayler Adamson and Jamie Demirkoc on winning the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) at Bo’ness Academy.

The three pupils, all of whom attended S3 last year, had to research local organisations as part of the YPI and decide which, in their view, was best placed to make a positive contribution to their community. As the winners they received £3,000 to donate to their chosen charity or organisation, Bo’ness Storehouse.

Commenting, Michelle Thomson MSP, Falkirk East constituency, said: “The Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a fantastic competition taking place in schools across Falkirk district and across the country. I applaud Callum, Tayler and Jamie on their work and congratulate them further on winning a great prize that will have a real positive impact on the communities of Bo’ness.

“These competitions do more for our communities than we could possibly measure. By giving local students the opportunity to research and understand more about what is going on in the communities they live, it is sure to have a positive impact on them and the place they call home.

“I very much look forward to hearing more about initiatives like this from across Falkirk East constituency.”
Ms Thomson’s motion is as follows:
Bo’ness Academy Pupils Win Youth Philanthropy Initiative
That the Parliament congratulates the Bo’ness Academy S3 pupils, Callum Bloomfield, Tayler Adamson and Jamie Demirkoc, who recently won the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) at the school, receiving £3,000 to donate to their chosen charity, Bo’ness Storehouse; understands that the group researched their local community and identified the local social service charity that they believed was best placed to make a positive contribution to their community; recognises that the YPI offers the opportunity for people to receive first-hand experience of philanthropy and advice on what they can do to make a positive impact on their communities; considers it important to understand the social issues faced by communities and what can be done to alleviate those issues by investment and support; encourages all young people across Falkirk district to follow this example and become champions of their own communities in tackling social issues; congratulates everyone involved in YPI at Bo’ness Academy on their hard work, and wishes them well for the future.


More information on the Youth Philanthropy Initiative can be found here.
Motion to the Scottish Parliament can be found on the Scottish Parliament website here.


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