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Aileymill Primary’s Burns Supper 2015

In class all term we have been learning about the Scottish poet Robert Burns. As well as completing a personal project about him we also planned a Burns Supper.
The Aileymilll Burns Supper was held on Thursday 26th March at 6.30pm.
When we arrived we took our guests into the school dining room and then we asked them if they wanted a drink. There were lots of people there talking and talking photographs. Many of the girls were taking selfies. Everyone looked really smart. The boys all wore kilts and the girls had on their smartest school uniform.
Most of the guests entered the hall first and then the top table was piped in by our piper (Billy McCready) . Once everyone was in the hall the chairman (Robert) introduced the top table. The piper then piped in the haggis and Anissa said the poem “Address To A Haggis”. She then used a knife the cut the haggis open.
We then sat down to our food for the night. We had broth soup for a starter. After that we had haggis, turnip and potatoes followed with shortbread and a cup of tea/coffee.
There were 3 speeches during the night – The Immortal Memory, Toast Tae The Lassies and Reply To The Toast Tae The Lassies. Matthew, Jason, Chloe, Scott, Kayla and Katrina all worked very hard on these. They were fantastic!
Primary 7 provided the entertainment on the evening. We recited an extract of the poem Tam O’ Shanter, and all of the poem “Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation. We also sang two songs – Ae Fond Kiss and Ye Jacobites. Some of the class had been practising a country dance called “Burns Night” which they performed on the night too.
To end the evening everyone sang “Auld Lang Syne”.
It was a night that we will not forget.
By Craig and Nathan