We would like to create a ‘once in a lifetime’ knitted, crocheted and craft Commonwealth Games extravaganza on the streets and Cathcart Road end of Hampden right next to the school. This would build on the yarn bombing and craft project that Mount Florida Primary Parent Partnership (MFPPP) developed with the school, MF Out of Schoolcare project and other crafters for the 5 days of the 2012 Olympics football at Hampden.
We have secured Celebrate It funding which will be mainly used to employ artists with different skills to help run craft sessions and workshops in the school for pupils to make large scale works for the railings around the school and other sites on Cathcart Road.
Taking inspiration from the flags from the 70 Commonwealth countries, focussing on the Bahamas which MFPS is twinned with, along with the fantastic athletics disciplines happening at Hampden, the participants will develop a number of new works using various skills including painting, ceramics, collage, sewing and knitting.
The MFPPP and local volunteers in the project will then be responsible for installing these temporary works for the games period and their removal when the school is back. The time the artists have will also be used to set up workshops where parents and local groups can learn crafting skills (this was requested for the previous project but we didn’t have the capacity to do this). We are also making links with other organisations, local businesses and groups in the area to contribute to the project to cover as much of the area as possible and create a vibrant exit route for people attending the Games at Hampden.
MFPPP is proud of our school and local area and want to use this unique opportunity to show visiting athletes, ticket holders and international delegates what our local community can achieve.
We would like to thank all those involved at the Mount Florida Primary Parent Partnership and those at Celebrate It Scotland for funding to make the project possible.
This project has been funded by the National Lottery through the Celebrate programme.