Building Community with Montessori in Mind
EMAS Foundation is a charitable trust (SC046784). It was created as an umbrella body for the promotion of the Montessori approach across Scotland, beginning with communities in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The Foundation operates two main project areas:
Development of a bursary and scholarship fund to support access to education at Edinburgh Montessori Arts School.
Provision of Montessori inspired projects that link our school with the surrounding communities.
In the academic year 2017-18 EMAS Foundation piloted several local projects that built positive links across generations in the school’s local community.
Montessori Makers – A community craft group that encouraged participants to bring their own crafting projects and enjoy a hot drink and some good company. Skills were shared and new friendships formed. In 2018/19 the Montessori Arts School was able to offer a space to the group to continue to meet once a month. The group is led by parents from the school community.
In 2018/19 the Foundation is seeking funds to support the provision of an Artist in Residence working in the school and developing outreach projects.
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