YOUNG CITIZENS' CONCERTS RAISE CASH
FOR SCHOOL BOOKS
at Kingswells Primary School have raised hundreds
of pounds to buy new books for their library by
staging a community concert
The 29 youngsters
formed the Kingswells Tiddlers Club as part of a
project on the seashore.
As well as learning
about the voting and electing of club officials,
the children also put together a series of concerts
for their parents and other locals.
'Seaside Fun' was
staged at Kingswells Primary School and Kingswells
Community Centre at the end of June.
The children raised
£500 to cover the cost of medals for
themselves to mark their achievement and the new
books for the library.
Macdonald said: "They all took part in the show but
the whole project was a valuable experience for
them all - from the setting up of the club,
electing club officials including a chairman,
organising the show, selling tickets and so
particularly grateful for the help and support
given by the local community, local businesses and
parents, who were actively involved with the club
and the show."
The books which
have recently been purchased for the library
acknowledge the work done by the children, stating
"Donated by Kingswells Tiddlers Club".
The project stemmed
from recommendations in the Education for
Citizenship in Scotland report, which was published
in June and endorsed by the Scottish Executive. It
was launched at Kingswells Primary School by Deputy
Education Minister Nicol Stephen.
One of the national
priorities for education is to work with parents to
teach pupils to respect each other, their
neighbourhood and to teach them the duties and
responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic
The report will
form the basis of a national framework on education
The Executive asked
Learning and Teaching Scotland to produce a
national statement and associated guidance on
education for citizenship.
The principle focus
was on clarifying the role of formal education
(pre-school and school) in equipping young people
as citizens. (Posted 10.9.2002)