Highlanders’ commitment and sense of responsibility have very few parallels. Their thoughtful, pro bono endeavours have given a new significance to ‘caring’ and ‘sharing’.
While the School leaves no stone unturned when it comes to contributing to the cause or taking up any social responsibility, the Highlanders always find themselves on the forefront of lending a hand or standing up to help build the society and the nation. No wonder their initiatives and contributions have effectively spun status-quo into a full-blown revolution!
Initiatives like environmental protection, serving the destitute, elderly persons and underprivileged by providing food, clothing and woollens regularly especially during the harsh winter months to the people staying in the various shelter homes like The Earth Saviours Foundation, NGOs, SOS Village, Help age India, Goonj etc are a few endeavours out of many that speak volumes of their active engagement with their surrounds and society.
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The Highlanders always take to the fore by helping the victims of natural calamities by collecting the relief material like food, medicines, utensils, clothes and other relief material. Not only this, every year, the school organizes Autism Awareness Drives, Inclusive India Campaigns, and Freedom Run to help the differently-abled people to bring them into the mainstream of the society. The students are also helping the visually challenged students at AICB Captain Chandan Lal Special School for the blinds at village Behrampur.
From time to time, Scottish High organizes the blood donation drives, vaccination drives to help eradicate measles and rubella and also organizes the medical camps in the rural areas and orphanages like Anandgram regularly.
Every year, the students and staff members of Scottish High take part in the Pinkathon- a run to spread awareness for cancer and also volunteer in the various hospitals of the city to help the cancer patients.
The students make it a point to celebrate Diwali and Christmas with the less privileged sections of the society by collecting gifts, books, toys, clothes for them every year.
Keeping this perspective as central, the School has adopted the Government schools located at Wazirabad village and Government school Sector 48 under the project ‘Muskaan’ and made libraries and toy banks for their students. The students regularly contribute with their efforts- beautifying the campus, planting trees etc.
Furthermore, the motivated highlanders have been helping the athletes of Special Olympics Bharat by organizing fundraising events every year.
The green brigade of Scottish High has been conducting many Tree Plantation Drives, ‘Bundh Rejuvenation Drive’ to restore greenery and improve the air quality of the city and by planting the saplings of the native species of Aravalli ranges.
The green warriors of Scottish High learned about – eco-friendly bricks, concept to reuse plastic and the productive use of the waste at Karma Lakeland. It is worth mentioning here, that the members of Green Eco-Club and students of the department of integrated studies prepare the eco-bricks by using single-use plastic waste which they collect from the school and outside. These eco-bricks are then used to make huts and benches at Karma Lakelands, which is a self-sustained green resort.
Various campaigns like Car Free Day, Say No to Plastic, Do Not Honk Campaigns, Garbage Art Installations, Say No to Crackers Campaign during Diwali, Cyclothons, Runs, Walks and Marathons and other campaigns like Kids for Tigers Campaigns, Our Trash is Our Responsibility Not an Option, Effective Waste Management etc. are also organized throughout the year to spread awareness to make the city greener, cleaner and pollution-free.
Keeping the campaign going, Scottish High is working continuously with the local bodies like the Resident Welfare Associations, NGOs, local Environmentalists, Government Schools, and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, and actively takes part in many sanitation drives like Swachh Bharat Campaigns and rahgiri days.