Furry friends help pupils to success

Esme McLeod, 7, from Rockfield won the 7-8 learners conversation competition. 15_MOD42DM8_poetry

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Two Rockfield Primary School pupils put their success at this year’s Royal National Mòd down to a well-loved teddy.

Eva Bisp and Millie Bonniwell said ‘Oscar the Mòd dog’ helped them both win a trophy.
‘They seem to think the dog brings them good luck,’ Eva’s mum said.
‘Eva had it for the first competition and Millie borrowed it for the second competition.’

Millie took the Oscar to Lochaber last year and won a competition there too.

The girls each won a competition on Monday morning. Eva was top in the learners 7-8 solo singing, while Millie won the learners poetry recital for the same age group.

Oscar was not the only successful soft toy animal on Monday, Esme McLeod, also from Rockfield, used her ‘Mòd penguin’ during her learners conversation, where she educated the adjudicator on the Gaelic word for penguin and informed him that the animal can hold its breath for 20 minutes underwater.