McKales take ‘loom band’ craze from Bute to Malawi

These Rothesay Primary School pupils have been teaching Stuart and Hazel McKale from the Teamwork Trust how to make loom bands ahead of the couple's charity trip to Malawi.

These Rothesay Primary School pupils have been teaching Stuart and Hazel McKale from the Teamwork Trust how to make loom bands ahead of the couple's charity trip to Malawi.

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Two members of staff at Rothesay Joint Campus will leave Scotland for Malawi this weekend on what has become an annual charity trip to the east African country.

This year, though, Stuart and Hazel McKale will take with them the ‘loom band’ craze which has swept Britain in recent months - in the hope that they can teach young people in Malawi a skill which might help them make a little money to support their families.

Stuart and Hazel, whose aid mission is part of the work of the Teamwork Trust charity, will also take with them a film about making loom bands, created by the pupils of Rothesay Primary School, as a guide for children in Malawi - and might even bring back with them a skill from Africa which they can pass on to young people on Bute.

“A group of pupils have been teaching Stuart and I how to make loom bands so we can pass on the skill to a group of 8-15 year olds in Malawi,” Hazel told The Buteman this week.