Joined Up Learning
'The artists and poets of Kirkintilloch High School have been mining a deep seam of the truths which bind us all together with the help of two of Scotland's finest exponents of the craft.'

Jan Patience, arts journalist, The Herald

 

'People, animals and ideas were brought strikingly alive by the writers' careful observation.'

Anne Donovan, author of Buddha Da

'Wide eyed wonder and sharp eyed description, poems that sneak up on you, poems that jump out at you, writing that raises a smile, an issue, our awareness that we are one species among many, creature comforts and discomforts, all in all the best of bestiaries. The reverberant but sometimes over abstract words that denote the turbulent emotions that can dominate developing young lives give rise to some enviably unabstract poems and prints. And perceptively presented too, are the pleasures and plangencies of relationships - familial or friendly or both.'

Donny O'Rourke, poet, journalist, broadcaster

 

'Full-handed plaudits to Willie Rodger, Liz Lochhead and all involved in this enthralling enterprise. Here are poems and pictures to provoke thoughts and evoke memories: some melancholic, some humorous, some disturbing. All good.'

Peter McCormack, curator, Auld Kirk Museum

 

'Creative collaborations expressing life - Easter cockatiels, vicious growls, rage, fear and bravery, smiles and laughter with friends! A brilliant project. Willie Rodger and Liz Lochead have inspired the next generation.'

Jane Cameron, curator, University of Stirling