Lisa Monaghan, Depute Head of Langfaulds Primary School in Drumchapel is going “above and beyond” volunteering in school education hubs and delivering meals with a Glasgow-based youth group.

Mrs Monaghan, 48, provides childcare for essential key workers two to three times a week at the Drumchapel education hub.

When schools closed at the beginning of lockdown, arrangements were made for Langfaulds Primary School to host classes and workshops that have since moved to Camstradden Primary.

Mrs Monaghan’s unwavering care ensures that vulnerable children in the Drumchapel area are supported to partake in educational activities including games and arts and crafts.

Langfaulds classroom assistant Lynne Robertson, 48, says Depute Head Mrs Monaghan is “honestly the kindest person I’ve ever known in my life”, and lauds her caring and generous nature.

When she’s not supporting the children of Drumchapel, Mrs Monaghan also helps run G20 Youth Festival, an association for young people in Maryhill, Glasgow.


Since the first week of lockdown, these children have been working to feed the community and support those stuck in self-isolation during the Covid-19 crisis.

With help from volunteers like Mrs Monaghan, the children, who range between 14 and 18 years old, deliver freshly prepared meals three days a week.

In addition, they also provide food parcels of essential items two days a week.

The youth project, founded in 2018, hired a professional chef to ensure their meals-on-wheels delivery service would provide nutritious and healthy options.

Meanwhile, they are crowdfunding to make the project sustainable.

Lynne Robertson said: “Lisa is always the first to donate to any groups in need and volunteer her time, even though she has a busy family life at home.

“She has two grown-up autistic children who still live with her, but she’s always the first to volunteer to help anyone who might need her.”