Today all our Primary 6 and 7 pupils participated in a workshop led by two PhD students from the Robert Burns Centre at Glasgow University. The pupils were introduced to the various speeches associated with a Burns Supper and had the opportunity to compose their own.
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.
All of the classes from P1 to P6 thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the school gala day at the Edinburgh Book Festival. The children had the opportunity of visiting a workshop lead by one of four authors: Catherine Raynor, Emma Barnes, Kate O’Hearn or Barbara Mitchell. We were also entertained by jugglers, Horrid Henry and various story tellers.
Read all about the very exciting ‘Clyde in the Classroom’ project that the Primary 5s have taken part in. You can find it in the ‘Life at Busby’ section on the website, or by clicking the link below:
P5 Clyde in the Classroom
We were very proud of the confidence and talent displayed by our pupils in the Scottish Assemblies. The standard of the entries was very high. A list of the winners in the different sections can be found under the achievement section of the website.
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.