Category Archives: Literacy and English

Royal Mail Young Letter Writer 2015

Thank you to the pupils for their competition entries.

We have received confirmation from Royal Mail that the entries have been accepted.  They have received nearly 100,000 letters!  The judging process has started in earnest and every letter will now be read by our team of judges. 120 finalists will be selected, then the winners will be chosen by a panel of judges, including TV presenter Helen Skelton.

It will take about two months for the judges to read through all the letters and select the 120 finalists.  We will be notified around the end of January if any of our entries is a finalist or a winner.

Burns Poetry, Art and Song Competition

This year we will be celebrating Scottish poetry and songs to celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns.  Each class will select poems to learn and recite.  The top three recitals will perform at special assemblies on the 25th January.  Child in P5 – 7 also have the opportunity, if they wish, of learning a Scottish song to perform. Pupils in P6 and 7 may also wish to enter the Art competition to illustrate a verse from a Scottish poem. 

Please supoprt your child by helping them to learn and recite their chosen poem.  We look forward to hearing them.