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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

Scottish Poetry Competition

Every year in school we have a Scottish Poetry Competition. Each class chooses a Scottish poem to learn. Primary 6 and 7 must learn a Burns poem. We are given some time to learn the poem at home and then we have to perform it in front of our classmates. Our teacher judges our poems and decides which pupils will go forward to the whole school competition.

In our class we had 4 finalists – Chloe, Megan, Abby and Scott. On Thursday the 19th of March the finalists from P4-7 went down from their class and sat at the side until it was their turn to recite their poem. There were a number of different poems performed. Some recited an extract of Tam O’Shanter, Willie Wastle, Up in the Morning Early, Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation, Michael, Heron and Address to a Dinner Ticket. Many of our parents came to watch us perform It was a great afternoon.DSC03004

Well done to all the competitors.



By Scott Crumlish

Our Biopoem

We wrote this poem about our class.
It generated lots of discussion and also a few laughs.

Primary 7C

Funny, Sporty, Unique, Intelligent

Pupils of Aileymill

Lovers of Football, Subway, Sweets and the Waterfront

We feel proud, joyful, fabulous and energetic

We fear homework, spiders, snakes and bugs

We are proud of being Aileymillers

We  would like to improve our confidence, go to Air Space, learn Spanish and win the lottery.