Back to school

Scotland Street school
Scotland Street school

WITH questionable weather blighting the summer, it can prove a problem finding things to do which drags the kids away from the TV.

But on the southside, Scotland Street School Museum has lined up a range of activities to appeal to all ages.

Built in the early part of the last century, Scotland Street was a primary school up until the end of the 70s.

It then became a museum dedicated to teaching the people of Scotland about how education was delivered over the decades.

It holds several events and exhibitions, often running concurrently, which are mostly free.

Currently, and up until August 19, a photographic exhibition is being shown which represents the city during the summer of 1955.

The pictures were taken by members of camera clubs around Glasgow and are on display for free at the education museum.

The display is a selection of a larger exhibit which was on display at the People’s Palace four years ago.

And, if your kids think they have it tough at school now, take them along to the Time Travellers day tomorrow.

There, they will meet a ‘teacher’ who will guide them through the trials and tribulations of school days in the 60s, during World War II and in Victorian times.

Although normally a fee is charged for this actress-led event, it is free for the summer and is on every Fridy from 1pm till 3pm.

For weekend activity, there’s a a chance to learn all the street smarts of dance.

Aimed at the pre fives and the 8-12 age range, this event looks at dance through the ages from Queen Victoria’s time through to the 
Teddy Boys of the 1950s and beyond.

The afternoon begins with an hour-long session for the pre fives from noon till 1pm.

Then, from 1pm till 3pm it’s the chance for the 8 to 12 group to strut their stuff.

For the more creative child, there’s the chance to become an ‘architective’.

This is an opportunity to investigate the background to one of Glasgow’s most famous schools — and its world-famous architect — and use the discoveries to create colourful prints which the kids can take home with them.

There’s lots to do and, 
remember, it’s not all just during summer — it’s all year round.