25th January 2015 saw Busby hold its very first Burns Supper Event, held in the school for invited guests, parents and members of the wider Busby Family. The event was a huge success, with all attendees enjoying excellent catering, hospitality and entertainment. A wealth of positive comments were paid about the evening and all the pupils that participated in making the evening such a success were an absolute credit to themselves and the school.
The whole event was prepared and presented by the children, in partnership with members of staff and representatives of Hotel and Catering Services. All three traditional courses were freshly prepared by pupils, working alongside catering staff from Busby and Williamwood.
The complete meal was not only extremely tasty, but also very professionally presented.
The school dining hall was transformed into a banqueting space and decorated in traditional style, whilst displaying work by our younger pupils. The seventy plus guests seated for dinner were delighted with their surroundings.
A selection of our senior pupils took on hospitality roles, ensuring a high quality service for our guests. They were highly organised and professional when serving and also conversed well with those they were serving. Their input helped to ensure all present had the best experience possible.
All the speeches and performances on the evening were conducted by pupils, all of whom had spent considerable time creating and practising for their big performance. The quality on display certainly ensured that those present were wholly entertained, whilst still enjoying the traditional Burns Night traditions.
After dinner, guests made their way to the Blue Hall to be further entertained by the school guitar group,
the school choir,
a recital of Tam O’ Shanter,
and by our Highland Dancers.
A most enjoyable, stimulating and inspirational evening was brought to a close with a family Ceilidh, led by the Traditional Music Group from St. Ninian’s High School.
For Busby Primary School and its pupils this certainly will be a night to remember and we would like to thank everyone who played a part in this special occasion.