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Roald Dahl in Scots project resource

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Author/book resource, Scots
Language: Scots
Genre: Scotland, Scots
Age group: 9-11
Topics: Scots

This resource will help you to run a project on Scots language in the classroom through reading Geordie’s Mingin Medicine, a Scots translation by Matthew Fitt of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, as a class.

The activities within this resource pack link to Geordie’s Mingin Medicine but could easily be adapted to other Scots language translations of Roald Dahl favourites such as The Eejits or Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, published by Scots publisher Itchy Coo.(this link will open in a new window)

It is recommended that this resource be used with learners who are already familiar with Scots.

Activities include:

For more ideas for using Scots in the classroom, visit the ScotsinSchools(this link will open in a new window) website. Dictionaries of the Scots Language(this link will open in a new window) is also a useful free resource, with an app version is available to download onto devices for use in class or at home.