PUPILS from Inverkeithing High have been helping to make a difference in their communities through a school project.

Students in S3 took part in the Scottish Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) which involves fundraising, volunteering and other activities in aid of charity.

Over a period of months, groups selected, researched and met and worked with their chosen charities.

They then presented their finished projects to their class and a panel of judges.

Of those taking part, nine groups then went on to the final presentation in February, with the winning project receiving a cheque for £3000 for its charity.

This year's prize was won by the team supporting NOURISH in Kirkcaldy, however the Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay Rotary Club decided that each runner-up would also be given £250 for their charities.

Funds were raised through a successful charity golf day at Aberdour in May.

The charities supported by the runners-up were: Oliver's Army Assistance and Therapy Dogs, Maggie's Centres, Cookie Jar Foundation, Love Oliver, Fife Centre for Equalities, EATS Rosyth, Kit Bag, and Inverkeithing Trust.

Colin Wheeler, club president, congratulated all pupils involved in the initiative.

YPI is an active citizenship programme which encourages young people to make a difference in their communities while developing a range of personal skills.

It is managed and principally funded by the Wood Foundation.