Robert Burns

On the 25th January it was Robert Burns day, so Port Ellen Primary had a traditional ceilidh! Robert Burns is  a famous Scottish poet and he has written loads of poems in the past. Everyone in the school had learned a Burns poem and 6 got through to the final, we had 2 people come in and judge us.

For p1-Ciaran Middelton p2-Rebecca Morris p3-Natalie Logan p4-Ross Thompson p5-Abbie Morris p6 Maisie Logan and for p7-Liam Campbell.

Mike Russel, the scottish minister of education came to our burns lunch and ceilidh. Everyone had fun dancing traditional dances and we all sung Old Lang Syne. There was musical instrument solos, and we even had highland dancers.

For a traditional lunch we have, haggis. Haggis is a meat,  made with sheep insides in it! Everybody likes it and they serve it with neeps and tatties (turnip and potatoes). We all say the address to the haggis, while they cut into it.

Everyone had a great afternoon and everyone enjoyed listening to the poems!

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address haggis 1

18 Replies to “Robert Burns”

  1. I am an Indian. I was not aware of Robert Burns day. Going through your blog I was quite excited to be a part of this celebration. I got to learn lots of new and interesting things like haggis, neeps and tatties. If given a chance, I would love to listen ‘Old Lang Syne’.

  2. The haggis look’s good. I wonder if it tastes good? My brother said it tastes bad. (Duffield’AB.Canada) my name is Daniel

  3. haggis is made of sheep intestines (yuch to me)(and lots of other people)(sorry :()and other things 🙂 hope this help everyone knows what it’s made of 🙂 🙁 😐

  4. Hi im ellen from Port Ellen Primary and alot of people have been asking what haggis tastes like. Well, haggis is a bit spicy and tastes like sausages and black pudding. I think its yummy.

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