‘Lost Words’ by Allans Primary Students

29 Sep – 28 Oct

The Lost Words Blessing project was planned and facilitated alongside research into the Creative Pedagogy being developed at Allans Primary School, Stirling.

Through weekly outdoor learning experiences with class teacher Katie Gilmartin, Primary 1 and Primary 2 at Allan’s Primary School have been celebrating ‘The Lost Words ‘ written by Robert MacFarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris. Linking to UNCRC ‘Right to an Identity’, the learners were considering the impact of losing this language from our conversations; if we don’t speak of them will they become invisible?

This nurtured a sense of responsibility to keep them ‘alive’ in our chat, our minds, our songs and our hearts.

The learners worked alongside incredible local artists, who shared their skills, passions and stories of nature. Inspired by their meetings, learners set to work to investigate, create and play.

This exhibition showcases a film captured by a film-maker and a version of the ‘Lost Word Blessing’ song which the class recorded with help from talented parents.

The learners also created 6 hangings, which capture and highlight some of the precious ‘Lost Words’ in nature; allowing them to honour and share their beauty and importance with others.


The project was supported by funding from the National Creative Learning Network (a partnership between Education Scotland and Creative Scotland) and Stirling Council’s Creative Learning Programme.

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