Go­ing flat out in class

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

Pupils at Burgh Pri­mary have proved they are made of the ‘write’ stuff.

Chil­dren at the Ruther­glen pri­mary have been tak­ing part in a pro­ject called Flat Stan­ley in a bid to im­prove their writ­ing skills.

Flat Stan­ley is a char­ac­ter in a book who gets flat­tened when a bul­letin board falls on top of him.

He then takes his flat self on lots of ad­ven­tures.

“He is a nice char­ac­ter and some­one who fired the pupils’ imag­i­na­tion,” said class teacher Carolyn Alexan­der.

“We en­cour­aged the chil­dren to come up with ad­ven­tures of their own and some took Flat Stan­ley to the beach, out for din­ner or to the park – wher­ever they went, he went too.”

It was a joint pro­ject with Karen Brodie, the home/school part­ner­ship worker.

And as part of the process, par­ents came into class for three weeks.

“It was good for mums and dads to be in­volved in the chil­dren’s learn­ing,” added Miss Alexan­der.

“They were able to see how we teach their chil­dren writ­ing in school.”

The pupils also sent their Flat Stan­ley sto­ries to their rel­a­tives in places like Aus­tralia, Canada, USA, Poland and Ger­many.

“We have asked them to write back to us with their Flat Stan­ley ex­pe­ri­ences, so we are just wait­ing on them get­ting back to us,” said the teacher.

The grand fi­nale took place last week when the pupils trav­elled to Ruther­glen Li­brary.

The pupils then read the sto­ries they had writ­ten to an au­di­ence, which again in­cluded par­ents.

“It was a great way to round ev­ery­thing off and was a roar­ing suc­cess,” said Miss Alexan­der.

Wanna tell you a story Lily McIntyre, Lucy Ma­hood, and Faith Dar­roch brought their Flat Stan­leys along to the li­brary event

Travel news Pupils brought along their sto­ries about the ad­ven­tures of Flat Stan­ley and the places he had vis­ited

Footie fan Bradley MacMil­lan took Flat Stan­ley to a Rangers v Falkirk game with his dad

Flat out Emilia Fig­urska en­ter­tained the au­di­ence with her story of Flat Stan­ley

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