Helix Award goes to Whitecross Primary School
27 September 2012
Pupils and teachers, together with parents, former pupils and
local businesses, got their hands dirty to transform their school
Keen to use the school grounds more effectively for learning and
teaching, the children discussed ideas and came up with lots of
practical uses for the space. They measured the ground, drew maps
and contacted local businesses.
Thanks to the support of the all the people involved, the dream
of a new space to learn and teach became a reality.
Kai Main, P5 said "I was very pleased about the award. It
made me happy and proud of our school."
The changes they have made to the grounds have dramatically
reduced vandalism, and have had a very positive effect on the whole
community. There is a sense of pride and ownership, which is often
earned when groups work together. Local youngsters now feel proud
and enjoy spending time in the new space.
At the Helix, we see similar benefits by involving as many
people as possible in our development projects.
Head of Community Engagement, Grace Macdonald, said "Whitecross
Primary School deserved to win, against strong competition, for
putting in such a tremendous community based effort."
Teachers and pupils from Whitecross Primary School were present
to receive the award:
Molly Brodie, P6 said "The event was very well organised. I
liked the entertainment in the middle."
Kal McMillan, P7 said "the dancing and singing made it more
child friendly, because there was a lot of adult talk."