Did you spot Miss Finlay on CBeebies Alba? As Miss Finlay took to our small screens it certainly provided comfort and brightened up the day for pupils of Gilcomston Primary School. Read below in Miss Finlays words how her 15 minutes of fame evolved.
Miss Finlay's Story
CBeebies ALBA got in touch with the primary schools with Gaelic Medium provision around Scotland asking for their help to make a feature of Gaelic teachers from around the country giving a message to their pupils.
It was an opportunity for teachers to engage with pupils on a national platform and give them the opportunity to give them some motivational encouragement, to make them laugh, to reflect on their school and nursery year.
I made the video in my back garden and I was very lucky with the weather that day. I had to keep it brief but I wanted to make sure that it showed how much we appreciate the great work they have done during the circumstances, that we miss them alot and that they still remembered our school values too (I managed to squeeze in some).
Translation of what I said:
“Oh...hello, Miss Finlay here. Hello to everyone from Gilcomstoun Primary School in Aberdeen. I hope you are all well. I am so happy that you are all working so hard and I hope you are still singing everyday, just like me. I sing everyday and... I hope you are all Safe, Happy, Healthy and Respectful.
Keep going, keep singing and do your best!”
It was such a lovely thing to do for our pupils and I was delighted to be involved. The children were so excited and delighted to see their teacher with a special message, just for them, on television.