#ScottishPlaywright: The Alloway Rap by Sadie Dixon-Spain is published

allowayrapcoverDelighted to announce that the first print run of Sadie’s play for voices, The Alloway Rap have arrived and are now available for sale here in a commemorative edition for Scotland’s  Year of Homecoming 2014.

This is the first in a series of Sadie’s plays that we will be publishing over the next couple of years. We’ve several on the blocks, all telling stories of communities and clans across Scotland, and all of them, like this one, will have pictures of performance, audiences and venues.

Special mention for Kilmodan Primary School who were an integral part of the play’s development.


Medallists All: Great afternoon watching Kilmodan’s Sports Day

Everyone won medals. Deserved ’em. Good stuff Mrs Hawkins & Co. The highlight was the team pursuit around the shinty pitch (pictured below)!


@KilmodanPS Tearoom on Thursday, 22nd May, 10am-12 noon with Local Crafts and cupcakes!

ad Great poster from pupil from Kilmodan PS advertising the event on 22nd May. All proceeds will support the school’s end of terms trip to Xscape!

#Blogging with the P6s at @KilmodanPS today about their latest excursion to #HampdenPark

We had a lot of fun today writing about the recent very successful trip for the school to Hampden Park in Glasgow.

We had four different perspectives from the pupils, each wanting to describe a particular section of the day or event.

We used their own experience as source material, but as they had already written news stories, we referred to them. We also discussed the different blog posts and each blogger asked the others for help in identifying what was fact and what was not. One good discussion revolved around the score on the table football game. We decided the blogger wanted to make himself look too good by reporting a score of 10-2 and if he did that he might find people didn’t trust his blog. They really enjoyed talking about what their audience might say.

We also talked about what was appropriate in a blog, and what they could say and couldn’t. One pupil was intent on telling funny stories as he had a fortnight before, but we decided he should draw the line at lavatory humour. Another wanted to talk about how impressed he was with the luxurious facilities at Hampden Park – and we decided .

We also used pictures taken by the teachers to illustrate the posts, making the entries seem more immediate.

The posts are here: http://glenoftheredriver.com/our-school/our-blog/

Next week the pupils will be posting news entirely on their own during their technology afternoon – it will be very interesting to see how they get on.

Glen of the Red River Community Calendar is open for events in ColGlen

faviconDeveloped with the Children of Kilmodan – who are now using the website for blogging their news – Glen of the Red River now has a user-submitting calendar for community events. Whether its for a quiz evening, whist drive or working group meeting, this is the place to let everyone know. For example last night Community Council meeting was published on the calendar. The more people use it the more useful it becomes.

And the kids will be thrilled with any comments on their posts!