Judges Roy Symon of East Lothian Rotary Club, Deputy Head Teacher Fraser McCallum and RMPS Teacher Duncan Binnie deemed the presentation by S5 pupils Hannah Bartlett, Lily Chambers, Katherine Leckie and Rachel Gleeson the most engaging and convincing in order to secure the £3000 grant.
The money will be used by Beyond Boundaries East Lothian to buy a set of float tubes to enable wheelchair users to enjoy the water.
Hannah Bartlett said:
“It is great to have secured this funding for a local charity. The YPI experience really made us feel like we could make a difference and learn about what is going on in East Lothian to support people.”
Four of the five finalist charities were focussed on supporting people living with disabilities locally.
Duncan Binnie, RMPS teacher who leads YPI at North Berwick High School, said:
“The quality of presentations was wonderful and they were all in aid of worthwhile causes. The winning team delivered a fun and uplifting presentation which captured the audience’s attention and demonstrated real commitment and personal involvement.