Tea dance success for students

the tea dance organised by S5 students at Douglas Ewart

the tea dance organised by S5 students at Douglas Ewart

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Copious amounts of tea and cakes were consumed at a 1940s tea dance held at the Douglas Ewart High School.

Over 90 people from the Riverside Centre, Food Train and local community attended the event that was organised by S5 students to celebrate National Older People’s Day. The afternoon included a high tea, dancing, singing and entertainment and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The pupils, who are involved in youth work programmes with the Community Learning and Development Service in school, are about to embark on a new project ‘#scotswummin’. The young people will be researching women of influence in their local communities and developing a showcase that will be on display next year in Glasgow Women’s Library.

As part of this exciting new project the young people will be going out into their communities to interview people and find out more about influential women who have made a difference in the local area. Councillor Jeff Leaver, Chairman of the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning Committee said: “Projects such as the tea dance and scotwummin are excellent examples of the range of intergenerational projects that are being delivered across the region, promoting a better understanding and respect between generations. Well done to all involved.”