The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has announced Lochgoilhead Primary School in Argyll and Bute as a winner of its Winter Show Competition, held in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS).
Lochgoilhead Primary School won a funding package to help support the planning and production of its winter show. The package included a one-day workshop with the National Theatre of Scotland team, plus a £500 donation, which contributed to costumes and equipment.
The team of experts visited the school where the children were treated to a world-class production session offering advice on developing the show, staging techniques and script development.
The impressive show, ‘A flavour of Scotland’, celebrated the history of Scotland, bringing its heritage and culture to life through traditional song and dance. Pupils took part in the one-act play at the local Village hall, relishing the opportunity to showcase their Scottish roots and freshly honed stage skills.
The NTS initiative has been supported by SSC for four consecutive years and aims to bring high quality theatre to school children in remote and rural areas of Scotland, areas where many SSC staff live and work.
Su Cox, Director, The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “Congratulations to the pupils and staff at Lochgoilhead Primary School for a well-deserved win and for delivering a great performance to the local community.
“With sites throughout the West Coast of Scotland, we are proud to play our part in bringing the arts to the remote and rural communities.”
Karen Wheatley, Head Teacher at Lochgoilhead Primary School said: “On behalf of the school, we would like to thank The Scottish Salmon Company for awarding Lochgoilhead Primary School as a winner of the Winter Show Competition. The experience for the pupils was extremely beneficial, the workshop enhanced their confidence and each child learned new skills which will support their creative development.”