Poet visits delighted Fernhill pupils
Pupils at Fernhill School were treated to a visit from one of Scotland’s most famous poets.
Liz Lochhead, who was until recently the Scots Makar, recently received the Queen’s Medal for poetry.
The higher English class have studied six of her poems in preparation for their exams, and she spent the afternoon performing recitals, explaining the ideas behind her work, and encouraging pupils to find their own poetic voices.
Class teacher Mr Gillespie, said: “Rarely do pupils get the opportunity to meet with the writer of the texts they are studying for their exams and this visit came at a critical time in their studies and provided a marvellous opportunity to understand the nuances of the poetry and have the opportunity to ask Liz questions.
“To have heard the poems recited will have a hugely positive impact on their learning and will be something they will always remember.
“This was, without question, a prime example of bringing learning to life by providing context and meaning to the work the pupils have studied in class.”
Flower girl Liz Lochhead meets pupils at Fernhill School