Going flat out in class
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