Classmates recognised for their Doric poetry efforts

Bethany Thomson (right) and her P6b classmates from Buchanhaven School who did well in the recent Strichen Heritage Festival's story writing competition.
Bethany Thomson (right) and her P6b classmates from Buchanhaven School who did well in the recent Strichen Heritage Festival's story writing competition.

Pupils from Peterhead’s Buchanhaven School have been recognised for their efforts at the recent Strichen Heritage Festival.

Youngsters from Lynsey Hutchison’s class 6b received a certificate for taking part in the Scottish story writing section, while pupil Bethany Thomson took third place in the section with a Doric poem entitled ‘Mi Mammy’.

The youngsters prepared for the festival by writing poems for Mother’s Day in Doric.

They studied for around four weeks, writing a number of articles in the Doric language and studying Robert Burns.

They entered their Mother’s Day poems for the competition and were delighted when they received recognition from the judges and classmate Bethany took the third overall spot.

The youngsters also looked at a number of poems about animals and did drawings of their favourites and composed sentences with the name of the animal.

One of the youngsters said: “We really enjoyed doing the poems in Doric as it’s the language we speak at home and in the playground.

“We also liked making up the Mother’s Day poems as it was a nice present for our mums.”

Ms Hutchison added: “They did really well and it was great to find out that we had received a certificate.

“Bethany’s poem was wonderful and we’re delighted that she managed to get third place overall in the section.”