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FESTIVAL OF LIGHT/ December 2015

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What a lovely evening at the Festival of Light last year. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for December and thank you so much to all our fantastic Mount Florida neighbours  for coming along and making it the night that it was.

There are a lot of thank yous to make for this:

First off Kate, Godsal and Kate for their brilliant work on securing the funding then working with other parents and community members on pulling this fantastic event together.

Carol, the Head teacher of Mount Florida Primary for saying YES again to ideas and being so supportive, along with her amazing school staff.

Bob Moyles for his brilliant work with all the children to make the Beastie.

CARCAP for their support of the crafting project with spaces to make and store it.

All the parents and children who helped out.

Brass Eye and Mount Florida Primary School Choir

Alan McAteer for the fantastic photos of the event.

And finally the funders:
International Year of Light 2015 and Stalled Spaces, through Glasgow City Council.

The event was also very kindly supported by 83rd Boys’ Brigade, The Church of Pentecost, Clincarthill Church, InHouse Stewards, Lassani, MoFloCoCo, Stalled Spaces, Urban Roots, Greggs, Tesco Express, Vegware and Wholefoods (Giffnock).

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Family Festival of Light 16 December

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Mount Florida Primary Parent Partnership have been busy again linking into various events this year. The latest is the festival created for the International Year of Light 2015 involving  number of local community partners and also a lovely project funded by the Stalled Spaces initiative in Glasgow.

Join us for what promises to be a fun evening, whatever the weather, from 6pm in Letherby Triangle!

 

 

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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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scattercraft update

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Well it’s not been quite a year since the last post but is has definitely not been recent. That doesn’t mean that scattercraft has been quiet. If you have been following us on Twitter and Facebook you will see that weekly meetups with Knitwits at Langside Library and a new little meetup at the Clockwork Beer Company have been happening on Tuesday evenings. A few eager beaver parents have been working on an after school craft club and this has been going since about last September in CARCAP with great stuff for school events and just for fun at events in the school.

The latest project at the CraftClub has been with Rags to Riches and the children (and parents) have been learning about recycling and design. This fab new work will be installed in the school playground at the end of the month and is part of a much bigger scheme that the parents, children and staff have been working on to redevelop the space. As part of this we currently are looking for as many votes as possible on the AVIVA Community Fund in order to win £25,000 towards major work to convert the playground from a bare tarmac surface into a play space that inspires and allows all of our children opportunities to be creative through play. PLEASE VOTE FOR US IF YOU CAN.

And on a final note.

The Mount Florida Parent Partnership are up for an Education Scotland Award for Parents involved in Learning. We are down to the final 3 so will let you know how we do at the Awards Ceremony on 10 June – wish us luck!!!!.

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