Unique solar light carol concert staged as part of Scotland Lights up Malawi education programme
Carol singing by solar light took place at St Mark’s Primary School, East Renfrewshire, as part of the Scotland Lights up Malawi project. The innovative approach to the traditional Christmas concert was part of the Barrhead primary school’s participation in Keep Scotland Beautiful and Eco-Schools Scotland’s education programme for the project.
The Keep Scotland Beautiful-led programme uses the story of SolarAid’s work in Malawi to highlight important issues around energy, poverty, climate change, solar light, global citizenship and sustainability.
Through the project, Keep Scotland Beautiful is working with schools from across Scotland to encourage children and young people to increase their understanding of these issues and to develop their communication and citizenship skills.
Education staff from Keep Scotland Beautiful are working with Solar Aid to produce exciting classroom resources and materials closely linked to Curriculum for Excellence, providing a professional learning programme for teachers involved and, in the summer term, running a Dragon’s Den style competition for P6-S2 children where they create a campaign to raise awareness of climate change, lighting issues in Malawi and how solar lights can make