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Glasgow Airport cash boost helps out a theatre charity

The award to a local charity is fantastic according to Ricky at Car Hire Glasgow Airport and is going to be put to good use. 

The power of drama is being used by a theatre charity to stamp home environmental messages to school children. This has been given a boost thanks to Glasgow Airport and its FlightPath Fund it has donated £2.025 to Hopscotch Theatre Company.

The cash boost will allow the company to take its 55-minute Theatre in Education production, called What a Load of Rubbish to 10 primary schools. The educational show looks closely at issues such as recycling, waste and pollution, and has been designed to encourage children to adopt more sustainable lifestyles and become active citizens.

Renfrewshire Councillor Sam Mullin, who sits on the FlightPath Fund committee, said “Everyone on the FlightPath committee was very impressed with Hopscotch Theatre Company’s application. It is clear that this production will bring a range of long-term benefits to children throughout Renfrewshire by encouraging them to respect and take ownership of the environment. It is projects like these that encourage innovative ways of learning that the FlightPath Fund is eager to support.”

Based in Govan, Hopscotch Theatre Company is a registered charity that has been creating educational performances and workshops aimed at young Scots for more than 25 years. The charity covers topics such as fair trade, Scottish history, bullying and global citizenship.

Susan McGregor, general manager of Hopscotch Theatre Company, said “We are delighted to be awarded support from the FlightPath Fund. The funding enables us to move forward with a really worthwhile, educational project that teachers and students can relate to. Hopscotch is passionate about finding creative ways such as theatre to engage and deliver educational topics in a fun and accessible way.”