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Salen Primary School takes centre stage with ‘The Little Shepherd’ thanks to The Scottish Salmon Company

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has announced Salen Primary School on the Isle of Mull as a winner of its 2018 winter show competition, held in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland.

A selection of schools across the West Coast of Scotland and the Hebrides were invited to apply to SSC for their chance to win funding support following a tour of theatre performances presented as part of Theatre in Schools Scotland. Two theatre practitioners from the National Theatre of Scotland visited Salen Primary School on Tuesday 4 December offering the children help and advice on developing a script, set design, staging and other technical assistance.

This is the third consecutive year SSC has supported the Theatre in Schools Scotland initiative, which aims to bring high quality theatre to school children in remote and rural areas of Scotland, areas where many SSC staff live and work.

Craig Anderson, Chief Executive of The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “Our congratulations to the pupils and staff at Salen Primary School, for both their entry and their wonderful performance of ‘The Little Shepherd’.

“Theatre in Schools Scotland is an important project for The Scottish Salmon Company. 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 where our staff live and work.”

Mairi Maclean, Headteacher at Salen Primary School, added: “We are so excited to have won this year’s winter show competition. It is wonderful to have the support of The Scottish Salmon Company and we can’t thank them enough for helping us to make this year’s Christmas show a truly special one.

“Our Christmas show is a community highlight, this year’s production really engaged our pupils, developing what we hope will become a lifelong passion for the arts.”