Congratulations to “The Bluebell” Group, a mix of P5 girls from P4/5 and P5/6. They are the joint winners of this year’s Saltire 2010 East Lothian School Poetry Competition. They were invited to perform their poem and receive their prize at a “Music & Literature Ceremony” at St Mary’s Church, Haddington on Sunday. Unfortunately due to the adverse weather the service was cancelled. Enjoy reading their poem and then why not complete a fifth verse which I’ve started below!
“My East Lothian”
Where in East Lothian would I find –
Amazing views, the awesome kind?
The big Bass Rock and Fife o’er the sea,
Looks like a monster coming for me!
The big white windmills turning high in the air,
Look like aliens coming to scare!
Where in East Lothian should I plan to be –
If wildlife and nature I want to see,
Dirleton Castle for little birds, flowers and trees,
And in the rape fields you’ll find buzzin’ bees.
At Yellowcraig Beach lots of wee crabs hide,
Under the rocks safe from high-tide.
Where in East Lothian should I spend the day –
If from the noise I want away?
I’d go to Winton Woods to think alone,
To a spot by the Tyne, perched on a stone.
Or escape to the hills and sit by the lake,
The view is so pretty you’ll think it’s fake!
Where in East Lothian would I have lots of fun –
From start to finish until the day’s done,
Go to Dunbar and visit the pool,
The flume and the waves are really cool.
Or putt at North Berwick then have an ice cream,
Living in East Lothian is like living a dream!
By ‘The Bluebells’
Can you complete the verse below? The Bluebells will choose their favourite!
Where in East Lothian should I go-
If lots of fun I want in the snow?