First prize: Christopher Cellier, P2, Westruther Primary, Scottish Borders
Second prize: Magnus Manson, P4, St Andrew’s Primary, Orkney
Third prize: Tegan Clark & Charlotte Bruce, P3, St Margaret’s Primary, Falkirk

To see the winners and the top 30 drawings, click here.

Christopher Cellier has won the top prize out of the whole of Scotland for Birdies & Beasties competition. Christopher is a Primary 2 pupil at Westruther Primary School which is in the beautiful Scottish Borders. The competition judge was Andrew Wolffe who had to choose one winner from 99 drawings. It was a very hard job but Andrew said he gave first prize to Christopher because his Crabbit Doo just made me laugh out loud.’

Congratulations to Christopher and Miss Christie’s P2 class at Westruther. Christopher has won for the school a class set of Karen Sutherland’s new Itchy Coo book, Rabbie’s Rhymes.

And we want to say very well done to Magnus Manson from Orkney who has won second prize. Magnus is in Mrs Kirkness’ Primary 4 class at St Andrew’s Primary in Toab. Magnus drew a extremely Braw Craw indeed.

Hamish the Houlet was drawn by two friends working together. Tegan Clark and Charlotte Bruce are in Mr Kildea’s Primary 3 class at St Margaret’s Primary in Polmont. Their marvellous Houlet has won them a well deserved 3rd prize. A package of Itchy Coo books will be in the post to Magnus, Tegan and Charlotte.

We are very grateful to Andrew Wolffe, author of the braw Rory adventure stories, for judging Birdies & Beasties. 100 entries were received in all with hundreds more pupils taking part in schools from 18 local authorities. Andrew thought that each and every entry was fabulous. He has commended 7 entries and Itchy Coo will send each commended pupil a book.

Commended entries
Helena Travis, P2 Tarland PS, Aberdeenshire for A Bonnie Troot
Kalsoom Aamir, P5 Langside PS, Glasgow for Bonnie Dug
Abbie Browning, P4/5 Georgetown PS, D&G for A wee baudrans
Jack Kellet, P2 Head of Muir PS, Falkirk for A wee bonnie sonsie dug
Rachel Moore, P1 St Winning’s PS, North Ayrshire for A greetin coo
Katy Rigby P2 Newport PS, Fife for A sonsie dug
Lucas Howitt, P3 Mossneuk PS, South Lanarkshire for Partan

Andrew commented that all the entries for Birdies & Beasties ‘confirmed my belief that there are great young creative talents in this country’ and he gave these 5 pupils a Special Mention.

Danny Clarke P2 St Winning’s PS, NA A lowpin hurchin
Danielle Sherwood P2 Gordon PS, Scot. Bords Baudrans
Joe Ellis P3 Craigie PS, P&K A gallus puddock
Chloe Mitchell P2/3 Broomlands PS, NA A bonnie moosie
Toni Morrison P3 St Andrew’s PS, Falkirk A tottie tod

Thanks to everyone for taking part. You all did very very well. Look out for more competitions from Itchy Cool.

Scots Language activities for P1 – P4 
Although all the Burns competitions are now finished, here is the Birdies & Beasties competition pack for you to try the Scots activities whenever you want.  
Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns loved animals. All sorts of creatures pop up in his poems. And as a farmer, he spent a lot of time out of doors enjoying the Scottish countryside.

P1-P4 Birdies and Beasties Competition Pack (193kb pdf download)

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