To celebrate Scottish Heritage Day on the 6th of October the C.O.R.E. committee focused on Article 31 – children have the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of artistic and cultural activities. To encourage children to engage with this right and to celebrate Scottish Heritage Day the C.O.R.E. committee organised some really exciting activities.
The whole school had a very interesting assembly all about Heritage Day and about the heritage of Helensburgh. We invited Carol Tennant from the Hill House, Helensburgh to speak to us about the history of the Hill House and why it is an important building and why Charles Rennie MacIntosh and Margaret MacDonald MacIntosh are important figures in our heritage. Mrs Tennant also invited pupils to design a MacIntosh postcard as part of a competition run by the C.O.R.E. committee to choose postcards to be displayed in the Hill House which would then be seen by the thousands of people who visit each year!
We also held a special Heritage Tuck Shop which included Scottish snacks such as porridge with the choice of jam or honey as a topping and Tunnock’s snacks – which were donated to us for free! Children throughout the school were invited to bring in snacks from their own cultures and the range of snacks made for a very yummy choice of snacks! We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who brought in snacks.
At this event we managed to raise a fantastic £100!