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Schools to enjoy brand new festive performance livestreamed in classrooms


By Imogen James

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Ivy, Noel and Holly with items for Special Delivery. Picture: Maili Fraser
Ivy, Noel and Holly with items for Special Delivery. Picture: Maili Fraser

The Highland Council and Eden Court's Engagement Team have worked together, creating a brand new show for school pupils.

The show, Festive Letter, will be streamed to more than 500 primary classrooms across the Highlands.

It will include an interactive element so kids can get involved with the fun.

Cllr John Finlayson, education chair said: “I am delighted that we have funded and supported this fantastic opportunity to provide a very special festive treat to our children and young people.

"This has been a challenging year for our schools but this delightful performance will hopefully bring some safe, fun and festive cheer to around 8000 children in Highland. I would like to thank our Partners at Eden Court for working with us to deliver this treat across our large school estate, including reaching out to our settings in rural locations.”

Festive Letter behind the scenes. Picture: Mailie Fraser
Festive Letter behind the scenes. Picture: Mailie Fraser

Lucy McGlennon, head of engagement, Eden Court said: “We absolutely believe that experiencing live performance in real life is best, but as that wasn’t possible for our schools this year, we hope Festive Letter has brought a little Christmas cheer to young people across the region.

"In the Highlands, the reality is that many of our schools can’t make the annual trip to Eden Court, so making a digital offer like Festive Letter is all the more accessible to our most remote and rural, and often smallest, schools.”

The show is free to access this week for primary schools.

Funding for the tickets was provided through the Council's Education and Learning Directorate.


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