Bright-Eyed Daughters top of the class

JANICE Chapman is at the forefront of educating our town’s children.

And while the Burnfoot Community School headteacher plays a huge part in preparing them for the life ahead, she stressed how important it is to remain loyal to our roots while embracing everything the world has to offer.

Giving the main speech at last Friday night’s third annual Bright Eyed Daughters dinner, she said: “There’s a real sense of pride in where you belong which sets us apart from others.

“It is very important to keep the native tongue alive, but it’s also important to ensure our children are able to hold their own in the big world. They need to be able to switch it on and off and speak for the occasion and the audience.

“We should never be ashamed of how we speak.”

Full report and more photographs in the paper.