Dragons visit Longside School

Longside Nursery show the Dragons their new outdoor tent
Longside Nursery show the Dragons their new outdoor tent

Longside School held a Dragon’s Den inspired fundraiser recently and three Dragons popped in to see what their funding helped to buy last week.

Representatives from Genesis Personnel and ASCO went along to the school on Tuesday, June 28 to see the various educational tools and equipment purchased.

Longside pupils show off their artwork that was made possible by funding from the Dragons

Longside pupils show off their artwork that was made possible by funding from the Dragons

At the fundraising event each class asked for funding to help them purchase items including Lego construction kits, gymnastics equipment, K’NEX kits, Wii software, painting equipment and Numicon maths resources.

The nursery class also asked for funding to buy an outdoor learning tent.

Some items had been ordered but unfortunately did not arrive before the end of term.

School head teacher John Imlah said: “Had we not had this event we wouldn’t have the new items.

Longside pupils learn how to build a model bridge thanks to funding from the Dragons

Longside pupils learn how to build a model bridge thanks to funding from the Dragons

“I’d like to thank Ali Hynd for giving us the idea and for making the links with the local businesses.”

Other businesses that took part in the fundraiser were Cowie Seafoods, Claymore Homes, AM Davidson, LJF Power Coating and JBS Scotland.