A TALKATIVE Gourock school pupil definitely did not have a 'frog in her throat' when she performed at the Inverclyde Music Festival.

Robyn Seeds, who attends Gourock Primary, wowed the adjudicator with her wonderful performance of a Scots poem - 'The Puddock' - about a boastful frog.

The talkative 10-year-old, who is in P6, was overjoyed to win the Judith Paris Trophy after securing the highest marks in the competition which was split over two classes.

She told the Tele: "It feels amazing.

"It was great to show people that I can do things and that I'm very good with words.

"I'm ecstatic."

Robyn's classmate, Abigail Sinnamon, was delighted to achieve second in class.

The 10-year-old said: "It was really exciting - I wasn't expecting it.

"I was a little bit nervous but me and Robyn had performed our poem in front of our class so I just imagined that I was speaking in front of my class again."

Also triumphant was Zoe Sayers, 14, a pupil at St Columba's Senior School who achieved first in class for her Scots Poem 'The Poacher to Orion'.

She said: "I'm very happy because I've been doing it since I was in junior three."

Adjudicator Susan Mackay praised all the pupils for their excellent performances.

She said: "It is lovely to be here as the standard is quite high.

"The children were so full of energy and enthusiasm for the spoken word, and to see that in the younger generations is terrific."