Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Campie go to CDC, Thailand

Katherine MacNaughton, Alicia Macfarlane, Hannah Alcock and Sheila Laing are all off to CDC School, Mae Sot, Thailand on Monday 5 July 2010. We get to Chiang Mai in Thailand at 8pm on Tuesday 6th. We plan to visit Dr Thein Lwin's Migrant Learning Centre then travel to Mae Sot and CDC School on Thursday 8 July. Watch this space to see how it goes......

Saturday, 19 June 2010

A picnic for Aung San Suu Kyi

Today, we had a family picnic at Campie to celebrate our playground improvements and Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday. We were intrigued to see the new photos released to the Guardian by the Aris Family Trust which show Aung San Suu Kyi having a family picnic in Scotland!

Friday, 18 June 2010

Campie Tent Arrest

Today the Parent Council got heavy, dressed up as Burma's military junta and arrested many Campie children. Children were marched with their hands on their heads to a tent prison, where individuals who dared to chant Aung San Suu Kyi were taken out of the big prison and sent into solitary confinement!

Not in case you're worrying about the children. They were all prepared for this, had volunteered and had actually paid 50p for this pleasure! In fact, the P5s started a civil protest by chanting AUNG SAN SUU KYI! It was astounding to see our kind and gentle parents turn into raving dictators.

Khaing Maung Maung, our Burmese friend was with us and he said, "This was remarkable and wonderful to see. Aung San Suu Kyi would have been very proud of these Scottish children. She would be wishing that one day, children in Burma could be so free and able to have their full human rights too."

And that's what it's all about......

Monday, 7 June 2010

Beyond Rangoon - Leith Film Festival

Beyond Rangoon is showing at St Margaret's Church on Friday 18 June 10 at 7.30pm to celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday. All welcome.