Happy Birthday Rabbie – fae Leswalt!

The pupils of Leswalt Primary went ‘all things Scots’ in celebration of  the Bard’s Birthday!

We were delighted to welcome Mrs Mary Buchanan (Mrs B – formally a teacher at Leswalt Primary) to do the official judging of the pupils’ handwriting, artwork and recitations of their Scots poems. Goodness, what a hard job she had!

Following this, everyone gathered in the hall to enjoy their Burns Lunch together. Ably compered through proceedings by Brandon Millar, we began with Mark Drummond leading us with the Selkirk Grace and the haggis being proudly carried in by Jorgie Paton P1 and accompanied by Katie Gill P7. Hamish McGregor P7 gave a rousing Address to the Haggis and we all tucked into our haggis, neeps and tatties!

Then it was time for the after-lunch entertainment with recitations from Ellie Bennewith P6, Roman Haver P5, Lily Bennewith P3, Hannah Drummond P2 and Cameron McDonald P1. Both classes sang their wee hearts out with P1-3 performing ‘Broon Coo’ and P5-7 singing ‘500 Miles’ by The Proclaimers Leswalt-style as ‘I’m a Wean Fae Leswalt Schule’. Then whole school got together to sing a Scots version of ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen – renamed ‘Stuff ’em Aw’!

Interspersed with the pupils’ performances, the P7s continued with their Burns Lunch traditions with Kaiden Giblin giving the Toast tae the Lassies, Cara Jamieson offering the Reply to the Lads, Faye Adams with her Toast tea the Schule and Carys McHallum rounding off the afternoon with a vote of thanks. All done with confidence  – they were braw!

After a  rousing sing-song of Auld Lang Syne, the pupils dashed outside for a quick break, and staff got the hall ready for the afternoon’s Scots Showcase with friends and family invited in to enjoy!

Faye Adams danced a Highland Fling to welcome the audience, the Scots songs were sung once again and all were treated to the judge’s results! Great excitement as pupils sat on the edge of their seats to find out who had won each category in each year-group, with the winners being invited up to show off their handwriting or artwork and to perform their poem in front of everyone.

The results are as below:


Handwriting – Beathan Wright

Artwork – Cameron Mcdonald

Recitation ‘Mince and Tatties’

  1. Jorgie Paton

2. James Hunter

3. Cameron McDonald


Handwriting – Keira Richardson

Artwork –  Aria-Rose Williamson

Recitation ‘Twa-Legged Mice’

  1. Hannah Drummond

2. Eilidh Ramsay

3. Emma Shirley


Handwriting – Lily Bennewith

Artwork – Lily Bennewith

Recitation ‘The Sair Finger’

  1. Lily Bennewith

2. Ellie Burton


Handwriting – Murray Reid

Artwork – Roman Haver

Recitation ‘ Wee Kirk Moose’

  1. Colin McGregor

2. Roman Haver

3. Murray Reid


Handwriting – Holly Santangeli

Artwork – Isla Kirkpatrick

Recitation ‘Wille Wastle’

  1. Ela Chang

2. Daisy Doyle

3. Ewan Clark


Handwriting – Faye Adams

Artwork – Hamish McGregor

Recitation  ‘Address to a Haggis’

  1. Cara Jamieson

2. Hamish McGregor

3. Mark Drummond

Huge congratulations to everyone for their efforts! Rabbie would be proud!

Report a Glow concern
Cookie policy  Privacy policy

Glow Blogs uses cookies to enhance your experience on our service. By using this service or closing this message you consent to our use of those cookies. Please read our Cookie Policy.