Oyne pupils promoting Scots language

ENTHUSIASTIC Oyne Primary School pupils have just completed an exciting project to promote Scots language and song on DVD, the aim of which is to support other teachers and their classes to explore Scots language, songs and culture in a motivating and enjoyable way.

Wednesday, 6th March 2013, 2:34 pm

Broadcaster / traditional singer, Frieda Morrison, who is currently Artist in Residency for Scots Language and Song for the School of Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University, invited the children to select and work on a song from the Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection - this being the anniversary of Scotland’s most extensive historical collection of Scots ballads and songs.

Through the film and song project, the children explored the words and music of the song, Johnny Sangster - support was provided through Enterprise Funding; by local musician, Sharon Hassan and drama specialist, Margaret Hearne.

Gary Swan of our Media Unit enabled the children to experience how a film is made; giving the children a taste of the media world as well as the rich culture of the North-east.

Oyne Primary School will be holding an “Ostars” night on Wednesday, March 13. from 7 - 8pm in the Oyne Village Hall. The evening will include the launch of the CD and viewing of the DVD.