Hannah does the bard proud at annual Burns competition

L-r, Murray Armitage, Hannah Wyness and Eryn Rae. Hannah Wyness of Jedburgh Primary School who won the overall award in The Borders Burns competition along with winning her age group catagory. Murray won the recital category and Eryn the instrumental category in her age group.
L-r, Murray Armitage, Hannah Wyness and Eryn Rae. Hannah Wyness of Jedburgh Primary School who won the overall award in The Borders Burns competition along with winning her age group catagory. Murray won the recital category and Eryn the instrumental category in her age group.

JEDBURGH school pupil Hannah Wyness took home top honours at the Borders Burns Competition held last week.

The annual contest, held in Hawick, was a great success again, with schools from across the region taking part.

L-r, Murray Armitage, Hannah Wyness and Eryn Rae. Hannah Wyness of Jedburgh Primary School who won the overall award in The Borders Burns competition along with winning her age group catagory. Murray won the recital category and Eryn the instrumental category in her age group.

L-r, Murray Armitage, Hannah Wyness and Eryn Rae. Hannah Wyness of Jedburgh Primary School who won the overall award in The Borders Burns competition along with winning her age group catagory. Murray won the recital category and Eryn the instrumental category in her age group.

Jedburgh pupils enjoyed significant achievement, with Hannah, a Parkside Primary pupil, scooping the title of Young Border Burnsian 2013.

Hannah also won the instrumental title for P6/7 pupils.

Eryn Rae, of Jedburgh Grammar, was voted best instrumentalist in her age group for her fiddle performance, and Murray Armitage, also of Parkside, was the winner of the P6/7 recitation competition.

Other success for Jedburgh youngsters came in the form of a second place in the P6/7 singing category for Jessica Leggate, of Howdenburn, and third places for Abbie Feeney and Calum Wyness, both from Parkside, in their respective recitation and instrumentalist sections.

Winners from each of the categories will go forward to represent the Borders in next month’s Robert Burns World Federation Schools Festival at Dunfermline.