On the 1st of February Kirkcowan school held its first Burns Supper organised by P5-7 pupils. A few weeks of hard work all came together in an hour and a half of entertainment good food and laughter. At the beginning of lunchtime the pupils and staff were piped in by former pupil Nathan Paterson – it’s fair to say everyone was blown away by his talent on the Bagpipes. Once seated, the supper began with a warm welcome from the Chairperson Charley. Next we had the traditional Selkirk Grace and Address to a Haggis recited confidently by Finlay and Duncan. Following this we had a delicious meal of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties (Yum! Thanks Mrs Stewart and Miss Gray).
After the meal the school choir entertained guests singing Caledonia and Loch Lomond. Duncan also played Auld Lang Syne on his violin. Then we had Caleb, Emily and Iona reciting their Scots poems with fantastic expressions and actions! Following this it was time for the Immortal memory, given by Hugh and Lennon.
Next it was time for some light hearted speeches with Jonty and Callum toasting to the lassies and Kendra replying on behalf of the lassies. “I thought the speeches were really funny” (Emily p4).
The school choir then entertained everyone singing Caledonia and Loch Lomond. The supper was rounded off with a vote of thanks given by Hawkai and then everyone singing Auld Lang Syne together.
“I was sad it had to end” (Kadie P4)
Following the Burns Supper pupils went into assembly where the scots poem finalists were judged by Mr McColm (member of the Burns association). The results were as follows:
Primary 7 Finlay
Primary 6 Hugh
Primary 5 Caleb
Primary 4 Ally and Emily (joint first)
Primary 3 Jayden
Primary 2 Bethany
Primary 1 Pixie
Nursery (Pre) Angus
Nursery (Pre pre) Hamish
Article written by Sophie and Emily