Pupils farewell would have ‘made Gregor proud’

The Kirkcaldy High School pupils prepare for their sponsored walk in memory of Gregor Smith
The Kirkcaldy High School pupils prepare for their sponsored walk in memory of Gregor Smith
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PUPILS from Kirkcaldy High School said a fond farewell to a fellow pupil by holding a fundraising walk in his memory.

Around 70 students and 15 members of staff from the school took part in a sponsored walk from Seafield in Kirkcaldy to Kinghorn in honour of their friend Gregor Smith (13), who died very suddenly from meningitis earlier this year.

The walk, in aid of Meningitis UK, began from the Seafield picnic area where pupils released dozens of balloons at around 8.45 a.m. before setting off on their walk. Attached to the balloons were poignant messages from the S2 pupil’s many friends. The messages included meaningful words saying how much they missed the “cheeky-grinned’’ youngster and that they hoped to make him proud through their fundraising walk.

Before the pupils and adults left Seafield, they were provided with bottles of water, kindly donated by Meningitis UK, to show their support and appreciation for Kirkcaldy High School for the way they are raising money and awareness of meningitis.

The group stopped at Kinghorn Community Centre half-way through and had drinks and refreshments including doughnuts, supplied by KHS Parent committee.

The weather throughout the walk was mixed, with sunny bright spells followed by heavy rain and even hailstones.

Pupils walked in groups of 10, guided by an allocated member of staff from Kirkcaldy High School. The age of the pupils who took part stretched across all year groups because not only Gregor’s friends wanted to show their support but also classmates and other people throughout the school.