The Gwen Mayor Trust The Gwen Mayor Trust was established by the EIS in memory of Gwen Mayor, the primary 1 teacher at Dunblane Primary School who was killed alongside 16 of her pupils in the 1996 tragedy. The purpose of the Trust is to advance education by providing financial support for projects in connection with the arts, culture, music or sport. Gwen Mayorâ€™s daughter and a former colleague from Dunblane Primary School are among the Trustees to the Fund. All primary schools in Scotland are eligible for Gwen Mayor Trust Funding.
Here we look back at some school projects that benefited from Gwen Mayor Trust funding last year.
Eaglesham Primary At Eaglesham Primary School, we were delighted to receive a grant from the Gwen Mayor Trust. Our application for a grant was based on suggestions collected and discussed by our Pupil Council and Sport Committee, who felt that children would benefit from a range of new and exciting playground equipment. The aim of this equipment was to get as many children as possible involved in fun and healthy activities and promote cooperative play. Our Primary 7 children are also developing their roles as responsible citizens as they are responsible for setting up and running a playground games area at lunchtimes throughout the week. This has proved to be extremely popular and we are grateful to the Gwen Mayor Trust for supporting us in our aim to include more children in active opportunities. James Masters, Acting Principal Teacher
Glencoats Primary Glencoats Primary was awarded funds from the Gwen Mayor Trust last year and were able to purchase a full class set of ukuleles which has made a huge difference to the teaching of music. The classes in the upper school from Primary 5 to Primary 7 are all now having the opportunity to develop their musical knowledge and skills in a fun and practical way. We have a group of volunteer pupils who regularly give up their time and have taken on the responsibility of using the electronic tuner which was also purchased, to ensure that our ukuleles are always in tune and ready to play. Hopefully in the near future we will be able to set up a lunchtime or after school club to allow a smaller group of pupils to further develop their skills. Linda Lamberton, Class Teacher
The Scottish Educational Journal
The December 2016 edition of the Scottish Educational Journal