Pupils on song to claim prizes

Newcastleton kids

Newcastleton kids

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SONGS written by pupils of Newcastleton Primary School were selected from hundreds of entries to scoop two prizes at a national competition in Glasgow.

The village’s primary 4/5 and 6/7 classes were invited to Glasgow University as finalists in the Scots Language and Place Names Competition.

The songs ‘Oor Schuill’ and ‘The Boozie Woods’ written by the children were chosen as final entries after their efforts were put on GLOW – Scotland’s national intranet for schools – and users were asked to vote for their favourite. The overall winners were announced at the prize giving which was attended by the Right Honourable Charles Kennedy MP and Rector of the University, where it was revealed that the P6/7 had won their category, and the P4/5 were runners-up in their section

They won goody bags with book vouchers and Scots dictionaries for the school.

The ceremony ended with all of the Newcastleton children performing their Boozie Woods song.