If you go down to the woods today ...

Gordon Cameron and Kirsty Strachan have helped the pupils organise the events.
Gordon Cameron and Kirsty Strachan have helped the pupils organise the events.

An ambitious project that combines a youngsters’ fairy walk and a celebration of Halloween is set to capture the imagination of townsfolk.

A dozen pupils from Glenwood High School, who are all on an alternative educational curriculum due to a variety of reasons, have got creative to create a fairy walk through woodland at the back of the school grounds which is set to delight younger children.

Later the same evening older children will be able to experience the ghostly goings on as the group use the ideal backdrop of the woods to create a special Halloween ‘fright night’.

Kirsty Strachan, community education worker for Glenrothes, who has helped to bring the youngsters’ ideas to life, said one of the main aims of the project was to highlight positive use of the local environment of which the woodland is a part.

“We want to encourage the Glenrothes public to see local places such as the woods, as a resource that is there to be used and enjoyed,” Kirsty explained.

“The idea of having two events that will appeal to younger and older children is an ambitious one but one the pupils have totally got to grips with, they have come up with things us adults would never have thought up.”

With projectors, music, storytelling and refreshments all included, the two walks have already received the backing of schools, community groups and the police, while Fife Council has funded the event with a grant.

“We’ve been well supported so we hope as many of the public as possible come along and enjoy the occasion and hopefully it will be a catalyst for future local events,” said Kirsty.

Events that will delight and fright

The event takes place in two stages on Monday, November 3 at Glenwood High School.

Fairy Tale Trail: 1.30p.m. - 5.30 p.m. for P2 –P7 children, tickets priced £1 include entrance to the trail, a story telling session and a hot drink and snack.

Fright Night: 6.00 p.m.- 8.00 p.m. for P5 –S1. Tickets are £1.50 which includes entrance to the park, a drink, glow stick. Also further activities on the night as well as hot food available to buy.