School Closed

Today was a big day for everyone as we’ve all been working really hard in preparation for our little school closing, in line with all of the other schools in Britain.

I’d like to thank all of the Staff, Pupils and Parents involved this week, we pulled together to try to prepare for something that we’ve never done before. We’ll continue learning next week, just not at school and not all together.

The P7s were fantastic today and even baked their best shortbread yet. They also got ready incase this was their last day at Brydekirk Primary. I really hope it’s not and that we get a chance to send Helayna and Ami off properly as they deserve, they’ve been brilliant.

This was probably Dan and Izzy’s last day too. Good luck you guys, I would have loved to have taught you.

It might also be Miss Irvine’s last day too, and I never even said anything at the end of the day. Apologies Miss Irvine but I think our last afternoon with the kids was great fun playing Duck-Duck-Goose, Crocodiles and Monkeys, racing and even outdoor Dodge Ball. Again, I really hope we get back before the summer to finish off an excellent year and to say goodbye to you.

We had a wee blether at the end of the day and I decided to end on Burns. Auld Lang Syne didn’t seem right today so we did a one take wonder on a song we learned earlier in the term. Scots Wha Hae is the address to the troops before the Battle of Bannockburn, imagined by Burns and turned into song. Although it’s about the Scottish Wars of Independence in the 14th century, and Scotland, the UK and the world has changed enormously since, the idea of rallying the troops to a worthy, approaching cause resonates:

     Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
     Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
     Welcome to your gory bed,
              Or to victory!
     Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
     See the front o’ battle lour;
     See approach proud Edward’s power—
              Chains and slavery!
     Wha will be a traitor knave?
     Wha can fill a coward’s grave!
     Wha sae base as be a slave?
              Let him turn and flee!
      Wha for Scotland’s king and law
      Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
      Freeman stand, or freeman fa’,
              Let him follow me!
      By oppression’s woes and pains!
      By your sons in servile chains!
      We will drain our dearest veins,
               But they shall be free!
      Lay the proud usurpers low!
      Tyrants fall in every foe!
      Liberty’s in every blow!—
              Let us do or die!
Robert Burns, 1793
Education is what will liberate us. We’re all going to endeavour through these times, learning together despite being apart and supporting one another. We’ll be back.
Take care one and all,
Mr A

Author: Mr Archibald

P4-7 Primary Teacher, Brydekirk Primary

2 thoughts on “School Closed”

  1. Thanks Lauren. Hope you guys are all well too. Tell E to keep up the good work.

    Best wishes,
    Mr A

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