From village pupils to world citizens

Balfron pupils drumming
Balfron pupils drumming

BALFRON High School pupils learned more about citizens around the world at a global citizenship conference in Stirling High School recently.

The different cultures, conflicts and issues were brought to life at the event which also provided an opportunity for pupils from across both Stirling and Clackmannanshire council areas to come together.

Balfron High pupils spoke of their Malawi partnership and eco schools work, Bannockburn High pupils told everyone about their project “Dying for Life” which is trying to improve life chances of women in childbirth in Afghanistan.

Stirling High pupils presented on their eco work and experiences in China during a recent trip. Dunblane High pupils spoke of the Likhubula Partnership with Dunblane and Alloa Academy spoke of their Rwanda Project.

Pupils also got the chance to visit workshops from World Vision, Fairtrade, British Red Cross, Go Carbon Neutral, Renewable Advice Bureau, Forth Environment Link, Active Schools and Eco Schools Scotland as well as an African drumming workshop, Scottish dancing and piping.

Smith Art Gallery education officer and former headteacher of Fintry Primary, David Smith, was master of ceremonies throughout the day.

Learning and Teaching Scotland provided funding and Lidl donated 100 bottles of water.