Primary pupils hit out at school vandals with video message
Children at Darnley Primary recorded the speech after their school was attacked.
Primary school children in Glasgow have hit out at vandals who attacked their school with a video message.
Darnley Primary has been targeted twice in the last two months and school pupils are fed up with the damage.
Primary six pupils, taught by Emily Cowden, were inspired to create their own speech to the vandals after watching Charlie Chaplin's speech from the 1940s film, The Great Dictator.
They said: "I'm sorry, but I don't want to be a victim.
"We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hurt or hate one another.
"In this community, there is room for everyone.
"Everyone in the community is happy and everyone should be respected by everyone in it.
"More than vandalism, we need safety. More than violence, we need peace.
"Without these qualities, the community would be dull and all will be lost."
The video ends with a final message aimed at the vandals, which said: "Care for our school. We have the right to live, play and be educated in a safe community.
"You have no right to take that away from us."
A Glasgow city council spokesman said: "The people who are damaging the primary are hurting the community and should be condemned for their actions.
"They are at odds with anything that reflects the local community and I hope they realise what a highly negative impact on the pupils, teachers and parents these acts have."
There will also be increased patrols by police and community safety Glasgow as well as a review of the physical infrastructure to deter these attacks.