community, public sector, Sun Microsystems

Sun shines on schoolchildren as new term gets underway

CHILDREN at one of West Lothian’s smallest primary schools were given a boost today (August 22) – as the new term got underway.

The 24 youngsters in the combined primary one and two class at Bridgend Primary School, near Linlithgow, were presented with trendy backpacks, filled with those all-important pencils and crayons.

The gifts were presented to the children by staff at the Sun Microsystems plant in Linlithgow, as part of their ongoing work to support the local community.

Paul Wilson, the plant’s community action volunteer co-ordinator, said: “The school is fairly close to the Sun plant. Staff thought it would be a nice gesture to collect money, buy the packs and present them on the first day of the new term.”

Bridgend acting headteacher Helen Rarirty said: “Some of our pupils’ parents work for Sun and other children have aunts and uncles at the plant. The backpacks have been a great surprise for the children – and a nice momento to remember their first day at school.”

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