Champions of Notre Dame’s single-sex status say it boosts confidence among girls particularly in maths and science.
Teacher Victoria Moir said the children – or digital leaders as they are known – have been driving the fundraising.
The education for dance and theatre students is free just like at any other state-funded school.
This year the event brought together 16 schools and 200 pupils from across the West of Scotland.
The alpaca ‘therapist’ have been keeping pupils calm during the SQA exam diet.
Students and parents have taken to social media to criticise the school’s move.
Euan Brady, Hamish Bottomley and Zander Geddes will join other U18 hopefuls for intense training camps in March.
The Roman Catholic school – the only state-funded girls school in Scotland – is also popular with Muslim families.
Labour, the Greens and Conservatives say there is a need for a consultation.
The seven weeks of action will involve schools from across the west, central and southern Scotland.