Category Archives: Commonwealth Games 2014

Busy and exciting award winning week!!!

scattercraft news

scattercraft news

It’s been a busy week for Mount Florida Primary School and scattercraft. Since installing the fabulous bottle top project with Rags to Riches in the school last week the sun has come out and it looks amazing but we haven’t been resting on our laurels!

scattercraft news

scattercraft news

Parents, staff and children headed off out to lunch on Wednesday for the Education Scotland Awards and although we didn’t win we were immensely proud to be national finalists in the ‘Parents as Partners in Learning’ category with some other excellent parents.

scattercraft news

scattercraft news

Thursday proved to be more fruitful as we came away as WINNERS in School Category for The Evening Times Streets Ahead awards and made the front page of the newspaper yesterday. Everybody was really excited by that and one key factor in us winning was the amazing work done around the Commonwealth Games and beyond through craft so thank you everyone for being involved !!!!

scattercraft news

scattercraft news

Not content with award ceremonies scattercraft got involved with the GSA Degree Shows and worked with the art school to install knitting from the craft bomb last year on the scaffolding currently covering the Reid Building. Well done Crissie who made that happen and also another wee outing for all the fab work that happened last year.

So all that remains now this week is to send in the final report for the Celebrate It grant that we received to cover all of the amazing work we did last year. We are incredibly grateful for that grant and what it allowed us to achieve in the school and local community for the Commonwealth Games 2014 – thank you Big Lottery Fund and Celebrate It!!!!!

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Bottle Top project install COMPLETE ;-)

scattercraft afterschool craftclub - bottle top project install

scattercraft afterschool craftclub – bottle top project install

Today was the day of the bottle top installation, and while still a little windy at least the sun came out !! The photos show the pieces installed and is a fantastic and vibrant addition to the playground. It’s the result of all the hard work by the children, the parents involved in the scattercraft afterschool craft club and Altron and Blanche from Rags to Riches. THANK YOU!!!

The playground is slowly being transformed in different ways. Let us know if you spot it! #mofloplayground

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#craftbomb chairs

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Just to say we have added some chairs so you can enjoy your lunch or local takeaway in Letherby Triangle… though please use bins for rubbish afterwards thanks x.

Wandered through as people were leaving Hampden today and loving the reaction to the knitting. Will have to have a ‘hug a lamppost’ photo competition soon!

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#Glasgow2014 #craftbomb INSTALLED

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Mount Florida is looking vibrant and colourful and it’s all thanks to over 280 children and adults who have contributed to the project over the last 3 months. We have had an amazing and inspiring 2 days installing. Lots of lovely feedback, including a lady from Vanuatu, now living in Glasgow, who found a photo on Facebook and googled Mount Florida to find it before she came to visit it. She managed to meet Sarah who made the work! Here’s the photo

The other unexpected lovely enjoyment about the installation was seeing people linger in Letherby Triangle and use it. Spending some time in there has given us ideas for the future and it was great to see people hanging out there. The sun helped with installation and made it a brilliant couple of days and really enjoyed chatting to people who stopped by to thank us for the project and comment on the work. There are loads of photos on flickr so pop over to our page there to see them.

If you would like to know more about the project, scroll down through the previous blog posts, or visit the project page or down load the press release here SCATTERCRAFT PRESS RELEASE JULY 2014

We hope you enjoy seeing the craftbomb as much as we have had making it!

WELCOME TO MOUNT FLORIDA – a great place to live in Glasgow

 

 

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