What Our Patrons Say!
“Working with Margaret, from Maidsafe, has been a complete joy and a tremendous learning experience for our children. From the planning of the project through to completion, Margaret was imaginative, creative and extremely helpful. Our pupils worked with Margaret to develop artwork using locally sourced flora and fauna, developing their knowledge of sustainability and the environment. This fed into our local and national priorities in Developing the Young Workforce, Creativity and Sustainability. I would whole-heartedly recommend working with the Maidsafe Foundation to any other school.”
"We were lucky enough to have Margaret from Maidsafe work with pupils in our school on two occasions. She worked with our P7 pupils to create a WWI Remembrance Banner. Our pupils drew their WWI sketch onto wood, Margaret cut out the sketch and then helped the pupils to screen paint their sketches onto material to form a wonderful Remembrance Banner which was proudly displayed in both our school and in Catrine Parish Church as part of our Remembrance Day events. Margaret also worked with our infant pupils to create Chinese symbols as part of our topic on Chinese New Year. The pupils painted their symbols onto wood, and after cutting out the symbols, Margaret showed them how to paint their symbol onto paper to create a beautiful Chinese New Year display. At all times, Margaret was professional, friendly, approachable and made learning fun for our pupils. The children at Catrine PS loved working with her and her exciting ideas and crafts were always a big hit!"
“In 2019, all children in Primary 1- 3 from Ochiltree Primary School were involved in an arts and crafts project with Margaret Donald from Maidsafe. The children enjoyed creating, printing and weaving their individually designed tartans as part of their inter-disciplinary learning about Robert Burns. Margaret from Maidsafe was very supportive and worked together with school staff to plan and support the project with her expertise and resources. She was able to teach different techniques to the children. Her enthusiasm and support were invaluable and the children really enjoyed creating their pieces. We would be delighted to work with Margaret and Maidsafe again when current restrictions allow.”