International storytellers, Amina Blackwood -Meeks amnd Beatriz Quintana Valla, who were recently in Scotland for the Dare to Dream Storytelling Festival, visited the boys here at St Philip’s School, telling them traditional stories from their home countries of Jamaica and Cuba.

Mrs Blackwood-Meeks, as well as being a world renowned storyteller, is currently the Director of Culture for the Ministry of Education in Jamaica. She showed a particular interest in how Looked After Young People in Scotland are cared for and educated and spoke of the similarities with Jamaica.

The guests spoke highly of their visit to St Philip’s and were each presented with a ‘friendship cup’ as a token of our appreciation.