Enterprising elves and panto stars
BARCALDINE Primary School pupils decided to do something different for their 2016 Christmas celebrations.
The first job was to organise a school enterprise project.
The children named themselves The BPS Elves and made wreaths and Christmas decorations from natural materials, glitter and sparkling ribbon.
The children sold their goods to their families, staff and the local community, making an impressive £100 profit.
The children decided the money would be split between two charities. The pupils picked Northern Inuit Rescue Society because they recently welcomed Wayne and Koda to the school to speak about their travel along the coast of Britain collecting rubbish.
The other charity selected was Water Aid.
Their second job was to write a pantomime which they called Snow White and the Christmas Disaster.
The primary six and seven pupils wrote the play then, along with staff, co- ordinated parts and costumes.
The play, performed in St Modan’s Church, was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who went along.
The evening ended with a nativity scene while pupils read Bible scriptures, carol singing, ukulele playing, a recorder quartet and a quiz led by the Reverend McCormick.
The children also held a silver collection at their Christmas celebrations. Their chosen charity for this was Oban’s Hope Kitchen. Just under £ 50 was raised on the evening and the school topped this up to £100 with proceeds from their recent rag bag collection.
Happy smiles from Barcaldine Primary School’s enterprising elves.
The youngsters took to the stage with their production of Snow White and the Christmas Disaster.