What bairns think of Scots
Primary 5 pupils at Comely Park Primary School in Falkirk have been learning about the Scots language. As well as celebrating the language on St Andrew’s Day and Burns Night, they have been studying Scots across the curriculum throughout the school year.
Their teacher, Katrina Lucas, asked them what they thought about the learning they’ve been doing in Scots and this is what the Falkirk bairns had to say.
|Scots has given me the confidence to take a risk and try something new. It has given me the confidence to read to a whole class clearly. It has given me the confidence to speak to the elderly and to write longer stories in English. I am happier now to speak out in class and perform in front of others. Scots has given me the confidence to express myself in and out of school. |
|Scots has helped me to make new friends on the pitch. Scots has given me the confidence to make my own poems and stories. It has given me the confidence to work on my own. |
|It has given me more confidence to work on my own. Scots has given me more confidence for trying new things. |
|I have a positive attitude to learning Scots because it helps me with my other work. Learning Scots makes me proud to have my own language and a Scottish lifestyle. |
|Scots has made me able to do lots of things. It makes me proud to be Scottish. Scots has helped me to do better at English. Like it has helped me to use similes in English as well as Scots. Learning Scots is useful because a lot of people in my family talk Scots and I can understand now. Scots is really fun so I always try to concentrate and do my best. |