Annual Scottish Afternoon Enjoyed by Pupils

A week later than scheduled, our Scottish afternoon got underway on Friday 1st February. P6/7 were responsible for organising the event and this included ordering and preparing food for the buffet (with homemade corn beef patties), recruiting talented musicians/ performers from each class, preparing and printing the programmes and making the announcements to ensure the afternoon ran smoothly. P4/5 started the afternoon with powerpoint presentations about Robert Burns (see Ellis’ group Jenni’sgroup Leah’sgroup Fern’sgroup) and a game to play with the whole school in Scots language called ‘Staun up, sit doon’.

Later in the afternoon P1-3 read out words in their ‘Scots Dictionary’ which they had created. Nursery entertained everyone with a confident performance of the poem ‘Ma Wee Rid Motor’.

Before the interval with Scottish Buffet, Libby read ‘The Selkirk Grace’ and several of P6/7 read the verses of ‘Address to a Haggis’. Throughout the afternoon pupils and staff were treated to musical performances including:

Libby and Callum dancing (Donald Where’s yer Troosers)

Abby on Violin (Auld Lang Syne)

Ruby on flute (Loch Lomond)

Dan on flute (Scotland the Brave)

Abbie and Ellis on violin and cello (Scottish lullaby duet)

Millie and Connie singing a duet (Cauld Blaws the wind)

Izzy on cornet (Amazing Grace) and accordion (Going Home)

Millie on recorder (Loch Lomond)

We even had a gymnastics finale thanks to Karen, Jenni, Connie and Cody and their choreographed routine to ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by the red hot chilli pipers.

In line with tradition, an important part of the afternoon was judging the finalists for the Scottish poetry recitals. All the finalists did extremely well and received runners up gifts. The overall winners received prizes and were as follows:

Molly P1

Connor P4

Dan P6

Welldone P6/7 and we look forward to the next one!

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