Wigtown Primary School is taking part in a very exciting Scots Language project. As part of the Wigtown Book Festival, Mrs Steele’s Rhinos (Primary 6/7 class) are devising and recording an audio tour of their town in Scots. Vistiors to the festival will be able to borrow iPods with the tour to gain a unique insight into the braw wee toun.
The weans have been working hard already on the project, which was the brainchild of Yvonne Caddell, Wigtown Book Festival’s Young People’s Portfolio Manager. I had the very great pleasure of doing an introductory session on Scots as Scots Language Co-ordinator. In the afternoon we gathered knowledge which the learners already had, using Scots for the whole day. We were ably assisted by Yvonne, class teacher Mrs Steele and Scots Language Ambassador for the school, Robert McQuistan. We also benefitted from the local knowledge of Stewart Anderson, another Ambassador who is waiting for a partner school.
The project continues with the ongoing support of this excellent team, with local experts on history (Donna Brewster) and wildlife (Ann Todd) also having input with the weans, hopefully answering many of the questions they have about their town. Kenny Barr will suport the recording of the final tour.