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Greenock Burns Club Bringing the Bard Into Inverclyde Schools

  • Submitted by: Stuart McMillan, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 September 2022
  • Motion reference: S6M-05956

That the Parliament welcomes Greenock Burns Club’s new collaboration aimed at teaching Inverclyde school pupils about Robert Burns and the Scots language; notes that the programme will feature competitions, workshops and an all-new Burns heritage trail, and that the Mother Club has already been working closely with Ardgowan Primary and St Michael’s Primary to plan sessions; understands that the Club wants to focus on community engagement and highlight Burns’ links to Inverclyde, using the bard as a vector for promoting the Scots language; further understands that club members have offered to visit local schools to perform Burns to pupils, and also to support teachers and pupils looking to learn more about Burns and Scots; believes that projects like this can be a fun way for pupils to learn about local and national history, and wishes Greenock Burns Club all the best as it embarks on this new programme.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Bob Doris, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Audrey Nicoll, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance