Students at Ardrossan Academy presented the case for a charity of their choice to be awarded a cash boost.

Last Thursday was the Ardrossan Academy’s Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Scotland (YPI) School Final.

As part of the scheme students from participating schools researched social problems in their area and prepared a proposal stating the case why their chosen charity was best suited to resolve the issue and therefore deserving of the money.

Finalists presented their proposals to an audience and a panel of high-profile judges in support of their chosen charities.

Separate student groups voiced their support for charities including domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid, Scottish Autism, premature and sick baby charity, Bliss Scotland, North Ayrshire Cancer Care and Guide Dogs.

The winners were the group campaigning for Guide Dogs, the charity that helps provide mobility for the blind and partially sighted.

As a result of the pupils persuasive presentation the charity will receive three thousand pounds from YPI Scotland.

The Academy was very proud of all their students, saying: “Well done to all groups who took part tonight. You all worked so hard and gave very professional presentations!”

YPI Scotland has positively engaged secondary school students across Scotland and awarded thousands of pounds to small, local, social service charities.