Stories Frae the Loanen

Stories Frae the Loanen is a new online series of 6 x 10-minute films intended to be an Ulster-Scots language learning resource for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children.  

Written by Londonderry-based writer Jonathan Burgess, the short films feature Emma and her younger brother Robert as they go on a number of adventures with Mrs Campbell, a neighbour who has plenty of Ulster-Scots words and stories to share.  

Each episode contains a list of Ulster-Scots focus words and phrases for KS1/KS2 pupils to recognise and learn to use confidently.  An accompanying PDF also contains lots of language-related tasks which will allow pupils and teachers to engage with the content of the series.

Stories Frae the Loanen was produced by Clean Slate Television with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund.