We had learnt a lot about Robert Burns in class. I found out he was a farmer and an excise man. He wasn’t popular when he was a taxman but when he wrote his poems people loved them.
I truly loved the songs we learnt and performed on the night.
There was so much more to the evening though. We performed poems and speeches. I had to learn the Selkirk Grace, which is a Scottish prayer said before dinner.
His life was intriguing. He wrote about everything he saw in the world around him. His most famous poem was probably ‘Tam O’Shanter’. I loved the language he used in all his works.
My favourite part of the evening was “The marriage of Robin red breast and the Wren”. I played the robin. I was so nervous and I felt like I couldn’t breathe however, it went really well.
The whole evening was a great success and everyone enjoyed it.
I learned so much about Robert Burns. I will never forget this experience.