THE Lochgelly High School Polar Exchange venture has been given support in the Scottish Parliament.

Cowdenbeath MSP, Annabelle Ewing, has given her support to the Polar Girls Cultural Exchange Project, an initiative inspired by three pupils at Lochgelly High School.

The Polar Girls Exchange Project team, is, pictured left to right….Carla Masterton, Hannah Reid and Lauren Scott.

As part of her support for the project Ms Ewing lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament today, highlighting their plans and wishing them success.

Speaking this afternoon, Ms Ewing said: “The Polar Girls Cultural Exchange Project, was born out of a trip to Greenland by the Lochgelly High School Polar Academy team in 2018.

"Three of the girls on that trip met with some Inuit girls from the village of Tasiilaq and were inspired to draw up an exchange programme to explore each other’s local, historical and educational culture.

“This is a fantastic project which will be wonderful for everyone involved. The budget for their plans is £15,000 and they have already, through various fundraising efforts, raised a third of the total sum.

“I wanted to acknowledge, support and highlight the ambition and initiative shown by my young constituents. I wish them every success and look forward to the broadening of cultural links between Scotland and Greenland that their plans will bring about."

The Motion states: "That the Parliament notes the formation of the Polar Girls Cultural Exchange Project, which has born out of a trip to Greenland by the Lochgelly High School Polar Academy team in 2018; acknowledges that it is the initiative of three girls from the school, who were inspired to develop the links between Lochgelly and Tasiilaq in Greenland, which has a predominantly Inuit population, believes that this project could help to explore cultural, educational and historical understanding; congratulates all involved in bringing the project to life, and wishes them every success in raising the necessary funds".