A walk in the name of peace

Walk for Peace. Pictures by George McLuskie.
Walk for Peace. Pictures by George McLuskie.

Pupils from the town’s three high schools marched through the streets of Glenrothes last week in a celebration of peace.

Billed as the Glenrothes Community Walk For Peace, it brought together several hundred young people from Auchmuty, Glenrothes and Glenwood schools with a series of events culminating in pupils walking, en masse, from each campus to the town’s war memorial.

Once there head boy and girls from each school laid white poppy wreaths to honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and as a gesture to promote peace.

Accompanied by a piper, pupils made a number of speeches and poetry readings before finishing with John Lennon’s song - Give Peace A Chance.

Afterwards Wilna Roger, chairman of Glenrothes Rotary Club, the organisation behind the event which started in 2014, said the youngsters involved had been a credit to Glenrothes.

“It was a wonderful, thoughtful and poignant event in which every young person involved should feel immensely proud,” she side.

“It proved such a success last year despite the terrible weather and again this time pupils from across Glenrothes have come together to be part of something very special.

“It’s firmly cementing itself as one of the annual events within the town and that’s largely down to the enthusiasm and willingness of the of the pupils.”