Tuesday is my day for travelling o schools inn Co. Antrim - in the coming weeks I will post a few photo's of the schools listed below. Each of the schools have shown a very keen interest in the Ulster Scots Schools Programme provided by the Ulster Scots Agency.
I am going to honest and say the Ulster Scots has had it critics over recent years, nevertheless credit must be given to those who devised the tutor programme. Every school that we get 'our foot through the door' quickly embrace the Ulster Scots Tradition music, which leads to interest in Ulster Scots history, usually local, then interest in language, dance, cookery, etc.
The tutor programme is a successful project lets hope the powers that been see the merit in the project and in turn they shall reap the reward of investing in schools and in particular school children - the future of Ulster Scots!
Schools I visit on a Tuesday:
1/ Longstone Primary School, Ahoghill
2/ Groggan Primary School, Randalstown
3/ Kilrea Primary School, Kilrea (Antrim / L'Derry border)
4/ Rasharkin Primary School, Rasharkin
It is a bit of a rush to fit the four schools in, however it is always a pleasure to visit Co. Antrim and work with the very hard working and dedicated development officer Gary Blair - in fact I could spend 3 x days a week in Gary's area such is the demand for my work!