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Cumbernauld MSP welcomes International Development Minister to Cumbernauld

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 13:29 GMT on Friday, June 21st, 2013.

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CUMBERNAULD MSP Jamie Hepburn joined Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs and International Development, on a visit to Whitelees Primary School in Cumbernauld, last week.  

Mr Yousaf joined Mr Hepburn to learn more about the schools work for the IF campaign to end world hunger and to hear the school band, Whitelees Primary School of Rock, perform the song which they wrote for the campaign.

Both Mr Hepburn and Mr Yousaf were treated to renditions of the schools IF campaign song, a song about Fair Trade also written by the Whitelees Primary School of Rock and a rendition of Emeli Sande’s “Next to me”. 

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Ann Kay, Head Teacher of Whitelees Primary School, gave both MSP’s and guests a tour of the school and pupils gave a presentation on how Whitelees Primary School are trying to improve not only the environment in their local area but are involved with many charities including the IF campaign which helps fight hunger and poverty for children across the globe.

Commenting Mr Hepburn, the SNP MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth said: “I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Whitelees Primary School today and I was very impressed by the school band and the song they wrote for SCIAF’s IF campaign, and I’m sure the Minister will echo my sentiments by saying a big “well done” to all the pupils at Whitelees Primary School.

“It was great to see who aware of issues such as fair trade and global warming that the pupils of Whitelees Primary are and I’m sure they are succeeding in their goal in becoming Global Citizens.”

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