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May 2012

Almost 100 primary seven pupils from Clackmannanshire and Stirling schools held a joint celebration event in Alloa Town Hall this week "Celebrating Diversity in Scotland Past and Present".

The schools involved were Tillicoultry, Fishcross, Muckhart , Bannockburn and Alva Primaries.

Head of Education, Belinda Greer said: "Stirling and Clackmannanshire were successful in a joint bid to Education Scotland's Global Citizenship Team to take forward projects exploring Equality and Diversity in Scotland. This event showcased the excellent work that has been compiled by our schoolchildren during the projects."

The event, entitled "Celebrating Diversity in Scotland Past and Present", was opened by David Smith, from the Smith Art Gallery, who formally welcomed everyone along.

First in the spotlight were the pupils of Fishcross Primary School. They did a presentation on Scottish Identity, Scots Language and The forced movement of people. This also included a power point presentation on sharing homework and challenges.

The first of three Tillicoultry Primary School classes took centre stage to give their talk on a sketch about stereotypes. They passed the baton to the children of Alva Primary School, who spoke about the Highland Clearances, song and dance.

After a break, the presentations continued, with the pupils of Muckhart Primary School using power point to give their talk on "Desperate Journey."

The second class from Tillicoultry Primary told of their own journey through the project beginning with Scottish Identity, Novel Study "Holes", Anti-Bullying slides and how they are going to use the Scotdec resource 'A Adam's Bairns in the future.

With the third class from the school speaking on democracy and the voting system, The Suffragettes and also produced their own Party Political Broadcast.

The children displayed their work at tables as well as sharing their thoughts on the project with each other.

The fifth primary school involved in the project, Bannockburn Primary School, were unfortunately unable to attend the event.