LOCHGELLY High School has introduced a new initiative to help those struggling during the ongoing cost of living crisis.

'We Care Boxes' will be made available across for the school for any pupils in need of essentials.

The boxes will contain pens, pencils, deodorant, breakfast bars and more, with all items available free of charge.

In a letter to parents and carers, Lynn Porter, acting headteacher, commented: "Following consultation with our young people, our Equity Captains are launching our We Care Boxes across the school.

"These will be available in registration rooms and other classrooms and offices across the school.

"Young people can collect items such as pens, pencils, deodorant, breakfast bars, etc. free of charge.

"Your child's guidance teacher and our Principal Teacher of Equity, Melissa Mann, can provide information regarding benefits and items the school can source to help support you.

"Please remember we are here to help in these difficult times."


The Times recently told you that Mrs Porter will remain in post until the end of the academic year.

In a letter to parents and carers, Fife Council stated that Lynn Porter will continue in her role until at least the end of June 2023.

The move has been made to "ensure ongoing continuity for the school community at this time".