With our school Winter Fair cancelled this year, we wanted to do something else to bring our community together in December, so we are organising a Winter Windows trail around Bruntsfield and surrounding neighbourhoods. One of our parents has created a template featuring our school in a snow globe – you are invited to print this off, colour it in or decorate it, and hang it in your window from 1st to 25th December.
If you email the name of your street (not your full address, just your street) to [email protected] we will put together a map of all the streets taking part so that during December, if you go for a winter walk, you can see how many snow globes you can spot. The map will be available here on our website once it is ready.
We have also created a little trail sheet that you can either print off or save to your phone, to take around with you on your walk. As well as counting snow globes, it suggests some other decorations you can look out for and count.
The trail itself is free to take part in – just download the template below – but we are also collecting donations to support two local charities, so if you enjoy taking part in the Winter Windows trail and would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts please follow the link to our fundraising page. Any money raised will be split equally between Children 1st and Hearts & Minds, two charities that were nominated by parents at our school. The fundraising page will remain open until 31st December.
>> Download Snow Globe Template [PDF]
>> Download Trail Sheet – print version [PDF]
>> Download Trail Sheet – image [JPG]
A bit more about the charities we are supporting
Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity, which provides both practical and emotional support to families across Scotland. They work to prevent abuse and neglect, to protect children and keep them safe from harm. >> read more
Hearts & Minds is a Scottish arts-in-health charity that uses therapeutic skills in clowning to provide positive experiences for children in hospital and people living with dementia. >> read more
We also had a third charity nominated – Mission Christmas is collecting donations of toys for children facing poverty who could be going empty handed on Christmas Day. If you would like to donate any toys (new and unwrapped) to Mission Christmas, then Tesco at Holy Corner is the nearest collection point to the school or check out the map of collection points on the Mission Christmas website. The deadline to drop off donations is 18th December.