Source : The Glaswegian

PRIMARY school pupils were left starstruck when they met Annie Lennox at the Scottish Parliament.

The lucky P7s from St Mirin’s Primary School’s in King’s Park have been learning about charity projects in Malawi.

Six pupils from the school were given the chance to meet the Eurythmics singer when she arrived to deliver letters from children in Malawi.

Annie had visited a school feeding project there which was organised by the Scottish charity Mary’s Meals.

She went to the parliament last week so the pupils could read their letters from their peers at Phuti school, Lilongwe.

Annie said: “The letter exchange between Phuti and St Mirin’s is a wonderful example of how we can foster life-enhancing relationships between children living in very contrasting circumstances across the globe.”

Head teacher Anne McFadden added: “There was great excitement at St Mirin’s when we received photographs of the Presiding Officer and Annie in Malawi with the pupils of Phuti School, reading the letters from our P7 pupils.”

During her visit to the Mary’s Meals project at Phuti School, Annie helped to serve mugs of a nutrientrich maize porridge called likuni phala to children, and joined local volunteers singing and dancing as they prepared the food – the only meal of the day for some of the pupils.