Scots poetry at Leswalt

Primary 6 winners - Lauren, Finlay and Kathryn
Primary 6 winners - Lauren, Finlay and Kathryn

The month of January saw the pupils of Leswalt Primary focus on Scottish literature.

Pupils were all give a Scots poem to learn, handwrite and use as the inspiration for a piece of art.

There was a great selection of talent evident in all of the catagories, and the judge, Mr Neville Wright, had a very difficult job in deciding the winners. After much deliberation he chose;

P1 – ‘Mince and tatties’ – Recitation winners : 1. Robin McLean; 2. Luke McHallum; 3. Gregor Reid :

Illustration winner – Luke McHallum : Handwriting winner – Gregor Reid

P2 – ‘Bull sale’ – Recitation winners : 1. Auryn Kirkpatrick & Phoebe Gaw; 2. Finlay Scott & Erin Jamieson : Illustration winner – Phoebe Gaw : Handwriting winner – Auryn Kirkpatrick

P3 – ‘Wee freenly dug’ – Recitation winners : 1. Jenna Calderwood; 2. Charlotte Gaw; 3. Millie Smith : Illustration winner – Iona Rickard : Handwriting winner – Charlotte Gaw

P4 – ‘Kirk moose’ – Recitation winners : 1. Kayleigh Williams; 2. Megan McIntyre; 3. Ethan Smith : Illustration winner – Kayleigh Williams : Handwriting winner – Megan McIntyre

P5 – ‘A dug, a dug’ – Recitation winners : 1. Emily Cochran; 2. Jack Rickard & Arden McIntyre : llustration winner – Jack Rickard : Handwriting winner – Emily Cochran

P6 – ‘Wullie wastle’ – Recitation winners : 1. Lauren Anderson; 2. Kathryn Topping; 3. Finlay Cowan :

Illustration winner – Kathryn Topping : Handwriting winner – Kathryn Topping

P7 – ‘Address to the haggis’ – Recitation winners : 1. Aiyanna Wilson; 2. Merryn Walker & Freya Bathgate : Illustration winner – Freya Bathgate & Aiyanna Wilson : Handwriting winner – Aiyanna Wilson

All the winners performed to a large selection of parents and friends who were also entertained by a selection of Scots songs sang by the pupils, throughout the afternoon.