Last week, pupils from Winchburgh Primary School, Holy Family Primary School, Linlithgow Academy and St Margaret’s Academy were given the once in a lifetime opportunity by Winchburgh Developments Ltd to listen to legendary broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough at the Hunter Foundation Charity Dinner.
Held at the National Museum of Scotland, the pupils heard Sir David Attenborough’s views on the climate change crisis.
John Hamilton, CEO, Winchburgh Developments Ltd, commented: “The Hunter Foundation Charity Dinner was an incredibly inspiring evening. It has been a privilege to support local school pupils by offering them a truly once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from one of the most influential figures of our time, Sir David Attenborough. We must all play a part in educating the future generation on the effects of climate change, and we hope the pupils will remember this evening for years to come.”
Kevin McCabe, Headteacher at Holy Family Primary School, added: “We were absolutely thrilled that school pupils from Winchburgh were invited to attend the Hunter Foundation Charity Dinner. The pupils thought it was incredible to be sitting in the same room as Sir David Attenborough, listening to the stories about his life and his advice on how we can help with climate change. It was a privilege to be invited to such a special, unforgettable event. On behalf of all four schools that attended the dinner, I would like to say a massive thank you to Winchburgh Developments Ltd for a fantastic evening.”
Ian Harvey, Head Teacher at Winchburgh Primary School, said: “This was truly a once in a lifetime experience for the young people of Winchburgh community to participate in. The National Museum of Scotland is a magnificent building and was an inspiring venue to hear such a legendary personality as Sir David Attenborough speak about his career past and present. Scottish business leaders and all those present listened carefully as he set the challenge to make change to our environment now. Since the event, our learners have returned to school, are sharing their experience with others and starting to consider what we can do individually and collectively to make a positive difference. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.”