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Scots Verse & Music Competition


At the end of term, the Primary School held the final of our Annual Scots Verse and Music Competition.

Primary 3 – Primary 7 pupils were asked to learn and recite a chosen Scots Poem last term and from their performances within classes, the finalists were chosen.

Additionally our Primary 7 pupils had the opportunity to perform a piece of Scots Music, either playing or singing a Scots piece of their choice. Pupils who had performed both Music and Verse during the competition had a chance to receive the Sheena Hamilton Award.

Sheena Hamilton was a former teacher at Hutchie during the 1980s and 1990s and she enjoyed performing Scots songs and poetry, and for those who remember, she had sung on the White Heather Club programme on the BBC, and on BBC Radio 3, singing classical music. The prize for this award is kindly donated each year by Sheena’s daughter Kate.

We were delighted to welcome back former teachers, Miss Goff and Mr McDougall, to judge the final and they had the difficult role of choosing the winners and those highly commended. However after much consideration, they announced that this year’s winners were:

The Scots Verse Cup 2024:

  • Winner – Mikey (P6)
  • Highly Commended – Ben (P6)

The Scots Music Cup 2024:

  • Winner – Annie (P7)
  • Highly Commended – Ali (P7)

The Sheena Hamilton Award 2024

  • Winner – Priya Lal (P7)
  • Highly Commended – Ali (P7)

Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to our winners, it was a delight to hear for everyone involved.

Pictured: Mikey, Annie and Priya Lal

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