Weel duin tae Catherine Mackenzie wha hae bin nominatit in Scots Teacher o the Year sponsored by Scottish Qualifications Authority in the Scots Language Awards. Vote now!
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets for the ceremony are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk. If you cannae make it you can hae a swatch o it online. You can a buy an online ticket here for that.
We askit Catherine Mackenzie o Catherine Mackenzie thae speirins.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
A'm a Depute Heid at Gretna Primary, a muckle schuil in the sooth o Scotland richt on the border. This year, A've stertit teachin Scots leid lessons frae P1-P7 tae raise the profile o Scots in the schuil.
A also help tae propmote Scots in ma role as the secretary o the Dumfries and District Music Festival Association (DDMFA) by encouragin fowk o aa ages tae tak pairt in Scots leid sangshaws.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
A've been inspired by, an learnt frae, talented teachers in the schils A've wirked in an by memmers o the DDMFA at have passionately promotit the Scots leid for mony years.
Helpin weans tae fin oot aboot the Scots leid revivit ma ain interest an confidence in yaisin Scots. There's a hantle o wirds A yuist tae ken but A'd forgotten; teachin Scots throughoot the schuil has brocht them back tae mind! A've become prood o the leid an yaisin it again.
Ony particlar career heighlichts
Haein the confidence tae teach a range o Scots poyums an wirds across the schuil an bein pairt o a team at maks it possible for weans throughoot the region tae perform in Scots.
A recent heighlicht wis helpin tae organise a Scots sangshaw at gave weans across oor area the opportunity tae yaise Scots an enjoy aa it has tae offer. The weans loved whan a local 'real-life' makkar came tae celebrate their achievements.
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
Help tae mak Scots a regular feature o oor schuil life an continue tae walcome real-life makkars in tae inspire the weans!
The Scots Language Awards are in the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee on 24th September at 7pm. Tickets are available to buy here: https://dundeeboxoffice.co.uk Performing on Saturday 24th September include Bruce Fummey, Hamish Macdonald, Beth Malcome and Robyn Stapleton.
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