Chapel visit inspires school award

Pupils from Burnbrae Primary School, in Bonnyrigg, have won this year’s Dr Mary Noble Award, an annual local history competition, following a visit to Rosslyn Chapel.

The P5 classes made visits in January and February this year, to take part in Green Man and poetry workshops. Following this, they created an entire book about the Chapel, including further research on a variety of subjects relating to the Chapel’s carvings, history and legends. As well as factual information, the book was filled with artwork, poetry, and even a piece of music composed and recorded by the children, which was inspired by the famous music cubes in the Lady Chapel. They also created a cardboard model of the building, complete with its own ‘stained glass’ windows.

Sarah Chapman, Learning and Outreach Co-ordinator, said: ‘We were thrilled to learn that the children had enjoyed their time at the Chapel so much that they wanted to explore the topic further back at school and use the Chapel as the subject for entering the competition – and, of course, it’s brilliant news that they won the award.  A big congratulations to Burnbrae Primary School for their hard work and success!’

Before the end of term, delegates from the three P5 classes came out to the Chapel to show staff their book, the model of the Chapel they had made, and the trophy they had won.

1 July 2024|Categories: Learning|
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