Information for parents and teachers about Buaireadh sa Pàirc (Scrubland Squabble). A Gaelic language Citizenship game for children working towards the Second Level of Curriculum for Excellence.

Scrubland Squabble (Buaireadh sa Pàirc)

Objective: Get the local people to agree how best to spend the money the council have given to make further improvements to the park. Not everyone feels the same about having a skate park, a café or a wildlife area.

Team member Mikey introduces the activity and he is available to offer advice.

The five characters to please are Toby, Smu, Rita, Badu and Sara.

Toby, a boy who plays in the park, wants:
• a skate park
• wildlife areas
• litter bins
• food facilities.

Smu, the mother of young children, wants:
• new plant flowers and shrubs for the park
• a café
• people to consider carefully the high cost of a new skate park.

Rita, a grandmother and dog owner, wants:
• somewhere to get a decent cup of tea
• litter bins.

Badu, who comes to the park to skateboard with his friends, wants:
• a skate park
• drinking water
• litter bins.

Sara, who comes to the park to play, wants:
• a wildlife section with plants and clean water
• people to consider carefully if a new skate park would be a good idea.

The user can provide the following improvements:
• skate park equipment
• cafés and food stalls
• café furniture
• litter and recycling bins
• park furniture
• wildlife area features.

The following activities must be completed to unlock resources:

Research Timber Trail
Watch a video about the construction of a school timber trail. Answer the questions correctly to win skate park equipment.

Research Art Exchange
Watch a video of pupils who took part in an art exchange between school pupils from Edinburgh and the Isle of Skye. Answer the questions correctly to win nesting boxes.

Resolve Skate Park Conflict
Listen to three different people's view on the idea of building a skate park. Choose a plan that is a practical compromise and gets at least two of the three votes in order to win skate park equipment.

Raise money to spend on wildlife improvements.

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