MUSSELBURGH schoolchildren are on monitor to grow to be the bards of the longer term after collaborating in a sequence of ‘digital’ poetry workshops.
The kids, from Campie Main College, joined Dundee poet Gary Robertson to discover the historical past of the ‘daft days’, a time period made well-known by 18th-century Scots poet Robert Fergusson.
It described the enjoyable, frivolity and merriment of the 12 days between Christmas and January 5.
The workshops, backed by grocery store chain Lidl, taught pupils the best way to pen their very own ode to the festive season. Lidl commissioned Mr Robertson to pen his personal homage to the ‘daft days’ utilizing the Scots dialect and he’s now encouraging pupils at Campie Main and throughout the area to embrace Scots poetry this festive season.
Mr Robertson mentioned: “Internet hosting the digital workshops and seeing the eagerness faculty pupils have for the Scots language and for poetry was implausible.
“Poetry is a good way to discover Scots, to rejoice our cultural heritage and our tradition’s place within the fashionable world.
“The phrase ‘daft days’ is so distinctive to Scotland and this initiative has allowed us to champion the affect poetry has had on the festive season because it exists at this time everywhere in the world.”
Ross Millar, Lidl’s regional director for Scotland, mentioned: “It’s been nice to work with Gary Robertson to champion the ‘daft days’ and Scots poetry.
“At Lidl we like to rejoice every little thing that’s distinctive to Scotland from meals to tradition, and this venture has allowed us to take that even additional by championing the following technology of expertise.”