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Intergenerational project to commemorate Clydebank blitz receives FlightPath funding

St Stephens Primary School holding cheque

An intergenerational history project to mark the 75th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz is due to get underway thanks to new funding from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund.

Pupils from St Stephen’s Primary School are teaming up with residents at Dalmuir Sheltered Housing to produce a large ceramic wall tile which will be used to commemorate the anniversary of the Blitz, which took place in March 1941. 

Glasgow Airport has donated £1,245 to the project which aims to bring together people from four generations to promote greater understanding of the area’s history while contributing to building more cohesive communities.

 

The participants will also gain new skills in creating ceramic artwork while building mutual relationships and increasing civic participation across the Dalmuir and Clydebank area.

 

Councillor Kath Ryall, who sits on the FlightPath Fund committee said:

 

“It is fantastic to see so many generations getting together to learn from one another and gain an understanding about their local history.  The money from the FlightPath Fund will be used to fund a dynamic and educational project focusing on the Clydebank Blitz, which forms a major part of this areas social and economic history.  Already the children are working together with residents at Dalmuir Sheltered Housing and lasting relationships are being created.” 

 

Clare MacColl, Depute Head Teacher at Dalmuir Primary School said:

 

“We’re delighted to have received this substantial grant from the FlightPath Fund to allow us to take forward our ceramic project. The pupils have worked hard at building positive, trusting relationships with the residents of the sheltered housing and are looking forward to working with them on this project.”

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