Category Archives: Scottish Culture

West Lothian Burns Poetry Competition

Last night St Kentigern’s hosted this year’s West Lothian Burns Poetry Competition. Abbie, Arran, Harry and Ruby represented Williamston giving outstanding performances. Ruby received runner up in the P4/5 category and Abbie was overall winner in the P6/7 category. As a result Williamston will be represented at the National Finals in Glasgow which will take place in May. Many congratulations, we are very proud of all of you.

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Burns Poetry Competition

Burns Poetry Winner 2015

Many thanks to all pupils who took the time to enter our school Burns Poetry Competition. Our judges Mr Devlin and Councillor Fitzpatrick were very impressed with the quality and confidence of all the poets from P1 to P7.

Here are our 2015 Winners:

P1 – 1st Maddie, 2nd Prentice, 3rd Orlaith     P2 – 1st Jessica, 2nd Hannah, 3rd Hailey

P3 – 1st Chloe, 2nd Zoe, 3rd Aimee     P4 – 1st Ruby, 2nd Abbie, 3rd Evie

P5 – 1st Harry, 2nd Shay, 3rd Isabel     P6 – 1st Arran, 2nd Emma, 3rd Olivia

P7 – 1st Abbie, 2nd Alyx, 3rd Neve

Our First place winners gave outstanding performances last night at our Scottish evening along with our school choir who sang various Scottish songs and ballads. Many thanks to our PSA who provided the food and drink for the evening.

P4 Burns Party

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Wow what a braw wee party we had on Tuesday in P4. We had a Ceilidh dance, a variety of musical performers and some speeches in the Big Hall. When we went down to the small hall for our Burns Supper we had the poem ‘Ode to a Haggis’ and the Selkirk Grace. Our meal consisted of soup, followed by Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. For dessert we had our Shortbread which we had made the previous day with Mrs Warren.

Scottish Week in Nursery

We have been learning some great Scottish songs – ‘The Shoogly Woogly’ which would be the Hokey Cokey and ‘Heid, shouders, knaps and taes’ which is head, shoulders, knees and toes. Our favourite word was ‘lugs’. We have also read some lovely Scottish stories from the Hairy Maclary, Katie Morag and Hamish McHaggis series. By the end of the week many children could talk about the Scottish flag, speak some Scots, identify some iconic Scottish objects and know who Robert Burns was.