First Minister praises Bervie pupils

L-R: Martin Woodgett, Jacky Niven, Project Graphic Designer, Dave Ramsay, Project Director.'Photo by Deryk McNeill.
L-R: Martin Woodgett, Jacky Niven, Project Graphic Designer, Dave Ramsay, Project Director.'Photo by Deryk McNeill.

A community heritage project sponsored by the Maggie Law Maritime Museum in Gourdon, in conjunction with Bervie Primary School, has been given a glowing acknowledgement by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

The one year Project with the Pupils of Primary Four of the school, researched and recorded the history of Hercules Linton, the Inverbervie - born designer of the famous tea clipper, the Cutty Sark.

A letter addressed to Bervie School head teacher Susan Smith, from the First Minister, said: “I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all staff and teachers at Bervie School for your hard work in producing a permanent and international community heritage around the history of Hercules Linton, designer of the Cutty Sark.

“Initiatives such as this provide children and young people with exciting opportunities to support their community and learn about local heritage. School staff and P4 pupils should be very proud of their achievements and their outstanding contribution.”

Head Teacher, Susan Smith said “Our involvement in the Cutty Sark project has provided a relevant, local and real life context for learning for our Primary 4 pupils. To receive acknowledgement from the First Minister of the importance and success of the project and recognition of what the children have achieved is a credit to all of our pupils and Mr Davidson and Mrs Weir, who have worked hard to support the learning throughout this project. I would like to thank Dave Ramsay for providing this amazing opportunity to our school and for helping to ignite the children’s enthusiasm and make the whole experience one which they will remember for a very long time.”