Social Inclusion programme

Our social inclusion programme is designed to facilitate social inclusion, for children with additional support needs and their peers, these projects are focused in the primary schools.  The participating pupils work for seven to eight weeks with two professional artists, working in small groups to create an end product. 

Theme for 2013/14: Our stories our community

2014 is a significant year in Scotland, with the 700 anniversary of Bannockburn, centenary of the beginning of World War One, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and the independence referendum.

Taking the commonwealth as inspiration, through the social inclusion programme we will be asking pupils to explore their stories and the stories within their communities.

Working with pupils with additional support needs, pupils with English as an additional language, and mainstream pupils, the projects explored the wealth of folklore, heritage and stories in our schools.  Pupils were encouraged to share their heritage and stories, and local stories and heritage from their areas.

Participating schools included East Plean PS, St Mary’s Episcopal PS, Callander PS (Autism Provision), Borestone PS and Cornton PS

Projects included storytelling, batik, paper mache masks, audio interviewing and editing and banner collage.