PUPILS’ TRIBUTE TO THE BARD

Glendinning Terrace Primary School, Galashiels, held its Burns Denner.

The afternoon was presented by the masters of ceremonies – Alex Caldow and Sarah Frizzel. Joris Caldow spoke in perfect Scots when saying the Selkirk Grace. Stuart Robinson and his son, Alistair (P7 pupil), piped in the haggis as Mrs Johnston carried it in on a silver tray. Milly Brooks, Joris Caldow and Alistair Robinson recited Address tae the Haggis.

A feast of entertainment followed the meal, starting with P6/7 on guitars performing Scotland the Brave and Caledonia.

Chloe Muir remembered Robbie Burns well with the Immortal Memory and was later presented with a book of poems and songs by the bard.

Primary 1 performed Three Craws, while Primary 2 were impressive reciting The Sair Finger. Auld Lang Syne was then played by Joris Caldow on the fiddle. Primary 3 gave everyone a laugh by singing, in Scots, Heid, Shooders, Shanks and Taes.

P7 boys Joe Fairgrieve and Darren Gerrard delivered an amusing Toast tae the Lassies and P4/5 sang The ‘Heron’s Heid with some colourful artwork on show.

Then it was P3/4/5 and Mr Williams on the guitar with a moving Some Hae Meat. Georgia Wade (P4) performed Highland Cathedral on the cornet. P7 girls Sammi Reynolds and Charlie Scott then got their own back on the boys with a Toast tae the Laddies before P6/7 pupils recited Sair Teeth, Tammie Harper and Tae a Moose.

A raffle was then drawn and Scottish hampers were won by Pauline Paterson and Milly Brooks of P7.

Arthur Hembling proposed the vote of thanks before the afternoon ended with pupils and guests all linking together to sing Auld Lang Syne.