Robert Burns celebrated in East Ren schools

Williamwood High Burns events
Williamwood High Burns events

This year our Lady of the Missions Primary were teaching their primary one to three class about Burns and Scottish literature.

The aim was to show how Robert Burns still has has an impact on our lives today. The classes also learnt about his family and how he had poor health because he lived in poverty.

St Cadoc's Primary Burns events

St Cadoc's Primary Burns events

The children had a great time and ended the assembly by singing Auld Lang Syne.

While over at St Cadoc’s Primary the children there have really enjoyed celebrating Rabbie over the week with a number of events.

To celebrate they had their very own Haggis McShortbread (Mr McLaughlin) and Primary 7C touring the school engaging each class with a rendition on the bagpipes and a poem.

P7B celebrated by learning about the history of Robert Burns listening to his songs while creating pop art style Burns portraits.

P1 celebrated by trying traditional Scottish foods including vegetarian haggis.

Kirkhill Primary’s web reporters pupil group organised a celebration of Burns with a modern twist. Each stage performed a contemporary song rewritten to incorporate Scot’s language. These songs ranged from ‘Heid, Shouders, Knees and Taes’ in Primary 2 to their very own version of James Bay’s ‘Haud back the Watter’ in Primary 7 and the well-known ‘Best Sang Iver’, originally by One Direction, in Primary 5.

In class, the children studied one of Burns’ poems and, using it as inspiration, wrote their own poem.

Last Thursday, Williamwood High School hosted a Burns’ Lunch to celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns. They were joined by senior citizens within the community who enjoyed a three course lunch which included scotch broth soup followed by haggis, neeps and tatties and finished with tea and coffee accompanied by shortbread and tablet.  Entertainment included poetry, the piping of the haggis, the toast to the lassies and the reply to toast to the lassies by pupils from S1 to S6. S4 hospitality pupils also served the guests. 

Everyone had an enjoyable lunch and left with a gift bag of goodies including a photograph to remember the lunch. 

The school thanks everyone who helped with the event.

Williamwood High Burns events

Williamwood High Burns events