Aye Can!, Scotland’s first Robert Burns summer school for young people to celebrate the work of the national bard

Published: July 18, 2017


His work is recognised by the world over with his immortal words inspiring generation after generation. Now, the legacy of Scotland’s national bard will be celebrated in Scotland’s first Robert Burns summer school for young people.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has joined forces with the Glasgow and District Burns Association to host Aye Can!, a two-day drama school that will explore the legacy of Scotland’s most famous poet.

Children and teenagers will learn about Scots language and culture through songs, poetry and games, inspired by the work of Burns, at Scotland’s national conservatoire from July 22 to 23. The event will close with a sharing of the work to an invited audience.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said:

Aye Can! will give young actors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Scottish language and culture, drawing upon the wonderful work of Robert Burns.

“As the national conservatoire of Scotland, it is fitting we are hosting a summer school that celebrates the nation’s much-loved bard. We look forward to welcoming young people from across Glasgow and Scotland into the Royal Conservatoire where we hope they will expand their horizons, learn new skills and most of all, have fun!”

Marc Sherland, of the Glasgow and District Burns Association, said: “We are looking forward to this tremendous opportunity at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Aye Can! provides a genuine collaboration, in which the young participants can explore the Scots language and the work of Burns. We are really excited and we hope everyone involved will enjoy the experience.”

For more information on summer schools at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland visit www.rcs.ac.uk/summer.