Pupils are researching the Borders reivers at local libraries and the Heritage Hub, undertaking research trips, and drawing on oral history interviews, as well as working on the photography and marketing side for the book, due to be launched at later this year. A display of the work in progress was also shown at Hawick Reivers’ Festival at the end of March.
WARNING: Don’t read Allan’s history books unless you love compelling heroes and villains, bloody battles, spine-tingling mysteries, romantic intrigues, myth-busting facts and philosophical puzzles.
Allan has the skills for his quest. He was awarded a distinction for his postgraduate thesis about Scottish political history (featuring dead clever people in wigs) from the University of Edinburgh. Allan also has an honours degree in Scottish History from the same university.
This is a mission to entertain, inform and educate. Allan strives to achieve a balance between teaching and learning, encouraging curiosity and nurturing areas of special interest. Allan’s history projects have been widely praised by head teachers and librarians. His work is recognised by Literature In Learning as a model of Curriculum For Excellence good practice.
Allan Burnett’s website is at www.allanburnett.com.