P5L informed the whole school at an assembly recently about local and global issues related to fairness. The assembly began with a short drama illustrating a common misuse of the phrase ‘it’s not fair’! We then shared with the school a couple of issues which really are not fair; people with Dementia being treated badly and our single use plastics littering foreign shorelines and hurting sealife. We were very grateful that 4 human guests and 2 canine guests came to help us develop an understanding of these challenging topics! Breda Seaman from Dementia Friendly Dunblane and Rosie Hunter who is imminently opening a zero waste shop in the High Street were very ably interviewed by Primary 5 pupils who prompted some fascinating responses to these issue.
Following the assembly all our visitors spent time in both Primary 5 classes sharing about their work. Two highlights were learning about Ecobricks and stroking the two assistance dogs which accompanied our guests. One of the dogs was fully trained as a Dementia assistance dog, one of only four in Scotland.