"We are awestruck by the strong ethos towards empowering girls to try their hand at anything and the large number of extra-curricular school activities available and the strong emphasis on a well-rounded education. Everyone we have interacted with from Trish to Harry the bus driver have been kind and caring and we are in no doubt that sending our daughter to Kilgraston was the best decision we have made for her future."
New parent at Kilgraston
Supporting a number of charities and fund-raising activities at major school events are initiated by the pupils of the School. We have a particular commitment to Mary’s Meals, a Scottish charity, providing school meals to children in many of the poorest parts of the world.
The School was recognised as a Fair Trade school in 2013. We aim to increase our commitment to the primary producers of developing countries – by having a preference for buying Fair Trade products as a school and as individual members of the school community. We help transform the lives of farmers and factory workers across the world giving them and their children the hope of a brighter future. In doing this we are living out our commitment to our goal of social awareness.
Our programme of community service adds to our commitment to social awareness. We regularly visit the residents of our local retirement home, for example, and help at events in our local community centre in Bridge of Earn.
BFGs (the Big Friendly Girls) is an initiative introduced and led by our Upper Sixth girls. It is a programme for BFGs to mentor younger Kilgraston pupils, providing them with someone to whom they can turn for advice and guidance.
Girls of the Lower Sixth can choose to follow the Caritas Award as part of their clubs and activities programme. The Caritas Award was introduced in 2011 – 2012 by the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland to recognise and promote the active faith commitment of young people in their final year of secondary school. This encompasses both community service and personal reflection and provides a formal, accredited recognition and structure for our girls’ contribution to the school and the local community.
Read about a recent community project initiated by Kilgraston pupils