Burns is the word for Galashiels schoolchildren

The Galashiels Burns Club-supported Celebration of Scots Language and Culture Primary School Competition was held at the town's Academy. Overall winners, St Peter's, pictured with Russell Robertson, Burns club secretary.
The Galashiels Burns Club-supported Celebration of Scots Language and Culture Primary School Competition was held at the town's Academy. Overall winners, St Peter's, pictured with Russell Robertson, Burns club secretary.

The Galashiels Burns Club-supported Celebration of Scots Language and Culture Primary School Competition was held at the town’s academy.

All schools in Galashiels and surrounding area took part in the written and the recital parts of the event.

The standard of entries made judging a difficult task for Alan Sleater, the Academy’s principal teacher of English, Grant Lees, Burns club past president, and Keith Cowan, Burns club president.

Results – writing – P1-3 – 1, Maya Troczynska (St Margaret’s RC); 2, Courtney Duncan (Burgh); 3, Sam Glennon (Stow). P4-5 – 1, Molly Darling (St Peter’s); 2, Louis Mackenzie (Stow); 3, Paddy Lynch (Clovenfords). P6-7 – 1, Casey Bunker (St Peter’s); 2, Meghan Campbell (Burgh); 3, Zara Elliot (Clovenfords).

Recital – P1-3 – 1, Tom Firth (Fountainhall); 2, Evie Renwick (St Peter’s); 3, Claire Webster (Burgh). P4-5 – 1, Joshua Miller (Glendinning); 2, Mya Lamb (Burgh); 3, Katie-Jane Saunders ( St Peter’s). P6-7 – 1, Ryan Woodburn (Clovenfords); 2, Lauren Hume (St Peter’s); 3, Talia Pettitt (Heriot).

The overall winners were the St Peter’s entry, pictured with Russell Robertson, Burns club secretary.