The Kids Lead the Way for Kilts for Kids Day
Thursday 11 November 2010
Schools across Scotland are gearing up for Kilts for Kids Day which takes place on Friday 26 November. Details of the various ways school pupils are getting involved have been filtering through to us and we thought we would share some of their plans with you.
Tannochside Primary School in Uddingston, Glasgow has loads of activities planned and they are linking everything in with the Curriculum of Excellence. Their primary classes 1-3 will be having a colouring competition and a mini Highland Games. Primary classes 4-7 will be holding a Scottish quiz with a Who Wants to be a Millionaire theme. They will also be holding a ‘Kilted Crusader’ competition where teams of six will design and create a superhero outfit. The Primary 7 pupils will also be making a podcast. As well as the individual class activities, the whole school will be divided into clans and they will be coming together for an outdoor march around the school grounds singing Scottish songs and with drummers, etc.
Whitdale Primary School in West Lothian is also planning different activities to suit all ages. Children in primary 2 will be hearing Scottish fairy tales, primary 3 will be learning Scottish poetry from the Burns Society. Pupils in primary 4 and 5 are in for a treat as a member from the Scottish Rockettes will be coming along to teach them street dancing with a Scottish twist! Lastly primary 6 and 7 will be learning Scottish country dancing from the Royal Scottish Dancing Society. They are going to raise funds by dressing their teddies in tartan, designing a clan badge for the school and they are testing their parents with our Kilts for Kids Day quiz.
Kilts for Kids Day always takes place on the Friday before St Andrews Day. It is the annual major fundraising event for CHILDREN 1ST that sees hundreds of people across Scotland holding Scottish-themed events to raise money for the most vulnerable children in Scotland. This will be the third year in a row that the event has taken place and to date it has raised over £175,000.
A spokesperson for CHILDREN 1ST said:
"Some of the activities that the schools have planned are really creative and inspiring. It sounds like everyone is going to have a great time and they will be raising vital funds for us at the same time."
"It’s not too late to join in the fun either by organising your own event, attending an existing one or even buying a tartan badge. Please visit www.kiltsforkids.org for information on how you can get involved and help the children in Scotland that need your help the most."
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