A TRIO of Clacks high schools have secured a share of more than £800,000 for their chosen charities at a national ceremony.

Dollar, Lornshill and Alva Academies were all awarded £3000 for their charities through The Wood Foundation’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).

Pupils from the three schools delivered a showcase during the YPI Finals in a game show format, spoken word pieces, poems, songs, raps, dance and gymnastic routines.

Each team stressed the importance of their chosen social issue, the difference the charity makes and the business case of the local impact of the grant.

Dollar was successful in campaigning for CHAS, Lornshill secured the grant for Connect Alloa and Alva Academy chose The Gate as their charity.

Ali MacLachlan, UK director at The Wood Foundation, said: “The numbers of young people engaged and the value of the charity grants are extraordinary.

“When we consider the skills and experiences that the programme has afforded to these young people, as well as the potential ongoing impact, our passion for the programme is reignited.

“We are excited to continue delivering a programme which empowers real and lasting impact within our communities.”