Pain and £1,500 gain through Plockton pupils’ leg wax

The screams echoing around Plockton High School last Friday were not caused by tricky arithmetic lessons, but were yelps of pain from two S6 pupils having their legs waxed for charity.

Rowan Myers and Ali Nixon raised over £1,500 for Computers for Africa through the painful experience, as well as providing entertainment for their fellow pupils during the school lunch break last Friday.

This summer the boys will be part of the school party undertaking the annual Computers for Africa expedition to deliver and set up around 300 computers in schools.

Pupils are required to raise around £15,000 to finance the trip every year. Since being established by pupils in 1995, the charity has delivered over 5,000 computers to around 300 schools in 10 African countries, making computing possible for over 300,000 young Africans.

Ali and Rowan extended their thanks to Joanne Campbell and Kathryn Isles from the Skin and Tonic salon in Balmacara for providing the treatment. They also expresssed gratitude to the high school for allowing the use of the recreational area, and everyone who sponsored them.

Pictured is Ali Nixon, screaming through the pain barrier.