Burns joy in Aberdeen for Newarthill pupils

TOP OF THE CLASS . . . Amy Forrester is presented with her award by Robert Burns World Federation Limited immediate past president David Baird (left) and senior vice-present Bob Stewart.
TOP OF THE CLASS . . . Amy Forrester is presented with her award by Robert Burns World Federation Limited immediate past president David Baird (left) and senior vice-present Bob Stewart.

TWO Newarthill Primary pupils picked up silverwear at the Robert Burns World Federation National Primary Schools Festival held in Aberdeen.

This is the first time the annual event which celebrating the work and inspiration of The Bard has been held in the north east attracting children from all over Scotland to compete.

Amy Forrester won the Recitation Competition for Primary 4/5 children with her rendtion of the poem ‘The Boy on The Train’ by M C Smith.

Fellow Newarthill pupil Sophie Steele was a member of Team Lanarkshire who picked up the Best Recitation Team prize.

Sophie recited ‘Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots’ and the rest of the team was made up of Eilidh Smith of Kirktonholme Primary in East Kilbride who performed ‘The Wee Freenly Dug’ and James Nelson of Craigbank Primary in Larkhall with ‘Parcel of Rogues in a Nation’.