Our Community The school benefits from a picturesque location and supports a wholly rural community including Allargue, Candacraig, Edinglassie and Delnadamph Estates. Some of the families work on the local estates and others commute to work in Aberdeen and the surrounding area. The school has excellent links with the local community and enjoys the support of the Parent Forum. The school has enterprise links with the local Spar Shop, Goodbrand and Ross and local Estates. The pupils regularly interact with the local community through enterprise activities, school concerts, fundraising events, and visits to the local day care centre and school newspaper.
Our school newspaper is produced biannually. It provides excellent opportunities for pupils to use the skills they have learned in different contexts. Local businesses advertise in the paper as part of our school enterprise links.
School concerts provide the opportunity for us to show our wide range of talents to the community.
The children take part in the Cairngorms National Park community consultations. They look at what they would like Strathdon to be like in the future: made posters and put some of their ideas onto the post-it note board in the Lonach Hall.
Primary 1-3 visited the local shop in Bellabeg as part of their topic work.
The local Luncheon Club visit the school annually for a lovely meal cooked in the school kitchen and enjoy the entertainment provided by pupils in the school. This year they were also invited to join us playing board games.
This local art exhibition has been visited by the school for the past few years. The children enjoyed seeing the wide variety of art created by local artists, some of whom were known by them. The giant nest on the bothy chimney was a great inspiration for our story writing. This year the children took part in an art workshop.
Also as part of our involvement with the Cairngorms National Park, the children wrote
and produced the film ‘Jock and the Tattie Shaw.’ The film was commissioned as part
of the celebration of the 10th year of the Cairngorms National Park and the Year
of Natural Scotland 2013.