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.
Iman from P7 was the overall winner of the Fauldhouse and Crofthead Burns Logo Competition. She received her original logo framed and printed on her own mug as well as a ‘Burns for Bairns’ book. Her logo will now be used by the Fauldhouse and Crofthead Burns club for all their correspondence and documentation. Well done Iman we are all very proud.
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.
Well done to all those children across the school that participated in the school’s Scottish Evening. There were performances from the choir, poets and highland dancers. From P4 we had Ruby performing ‘The Bubblyjock’ as well as Keira, Jessica, Holly and Evie doing some highland dancing. Well done girls.
We have completed our work on our Scots poems about animals. The children showed great dictionary skills to find some Scots words for them and used a variety of descriptive words. We have now put them up in the classroom as part of our ‘Bonnie Scotland’ display.
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.
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.