Glen Lyon Primary School, in Highland Perthshire, literally danced their way around the world in an effort to raise funds for earthquake relief in Nepal.
The children at Glen Lyon Nursery and Primary School really wanted to do something to help Perthshire based charity Bring Back The Smile To Nepal. The organisation was founded, in the aftermath of the April earthquake, by the school’s own nursery teacher Anna Gurung.
For several weeks the children have been learning dance routines, from all around the globe, for their charity dance-a-thon.
“The children have been amazing,” said Anna, “they have danced the afternoon away! Everything from a traditional Nepalese dance, to Bollywood dancing, to Street dancing – even strip the willow and cotton eyed Joe!”
That wasn’t the end to the children’s efforts though. They have been busy too, making models of simple houses as clever collecting boxes. “The simple houses, “ Anna explained, “ built with the slogan – Everybody needs a home – have Smartie tubes for pillars. The children are going to take one home each and start filling them with their pennies. It’s a lovely idea.”
If your school or group would like Anna to come and speak about Nepal, you would like to help or are interested in any further information about the charity, please visit the website – www.bringbackthesmiletonepal.org or “like” us on Facebook.