Health and wellbeing

Funding level: Up to £1,000

Description

Stirling and District Schools Pipe Band was formed to draw children from state schools in Stirling and the surrounding district and we now have 2 competing bands and a piping group, having in excess of 60 children from Primary age upwards to S6 . The children start with bagpipe lessons through Stirling Council and as the children advance they are invited to join the band, which meet at Stirling High School. The band has been formed to provide a safe child friendly structure and it helps develop the children's social and fine motor skills. The children learn skills for life such as teamwork, perseverance, camaraderie and confidence and it also provides a positive role model and friendships between the different ages of the kids.

Throughout the year our Bands compete in a number of competitions and we fund this and the running of the band through fundraising, Ceilidh's, busking and grants because we get no funding from the local council or sponsorships. One of the main competitions the Senior Band goes to is the UK Championships held in Northern Ireland. This competition costs a lot with the hiring of the bus, driver, ferry, hotel accommodation and meals and we are hoping to win to enable us to put the money towards this. The UK competition is a fantastic experience for the children, often being the first time they have traveled away by themselves and helps to develops and grow the friendships in the band.

Project Video

Stirling and District Schools Pipe Band

Moment of Pride

The children work so hard at the piping and drumming and all people involved with the band give so much time and energy to help with the band. All the children strive so hard as they enjoy being in the band and as my son tells me "its like being in a big family".

Location: Stirling