“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it” - Marian Wright Edelman
Morrison's Academy has been at the heart of the local community in Crieff since 1860. Our pupils enjoy participating in many local community and charitable service projects. Whether it is the Pipe Band playing at the Remembrance Day Parade or the switching on of the Christmas Lights or the Chamber Choir singing at a local residential home, you are sure to find the presence of Morrison's Academy at local events.
The school is delighted to be able to share its facilities with the community on a regular basis. Regular use is currently made of the music facilities, the climbing wall and Academy Hall by various groups.
We have active pupil-led Charity Committees in the Primary and Secondary Schools and are proud of the money we raise for a wide range of local, national and international charities. Some of these are planned, annual, events such as the Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning, whilst others are reactions to global events, such as organising events within just a few days to support the Nepalese Earthquake Fund.
Each year a group of runners competes in the Hong Kong Raleigh Wilson Trail, choosing a local Perthshire charity for which to raise funds.
Many of our pupils volunteer with local youth and sport groups or visit residential care homes in the area. We are actively involved with the Crieff Community Garden and also regularly support activities in MacRosty Park. Pupils who are completing their Duke of Edinburgh award usually undertake their service in the local area - a visit to a local charity shop or youth organisation will almost certainly lead to you meeting a Morrisonian!
We are not solely confined to local projects and most years a group of our S6 pupils visit our partner school, Nansato Primary, in Malawi. We fundraise throughout the year to pay the salary of an extra P7 teacher at the school and also fund specific projects, such as building wells and refurbishing classrooms and equipment.