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Burns lunch celebration at Keiss Primary School


By David G Scott

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Keiss Primary School showed how its "commitment to involving the community" was evident on Thursday, January 25, when it extended a warm invitation to parents for a special Burns lunch celebration.

Acting head teacher of Bower and Keiss Primary Schools and nursery, Sylvie Sinclair, said that the school was filled with happy Scottish music that created a "great atmosphere" for the event.

The kids have a dance at the special Burns event. Picture supplied
The kids have a dance at the special Burns event. Picture supplied

"One of the best parts of the celebration was the traditional Burns lunch, which gathered pupils and parents together.

"Freddie Fox energetically carried the haggis, while Rory Green played the pipes, giving the event a Scottish touch. Our Primary 7 pupils – Jack Richard, Tyler Henderson, Kara Gunn, Charlie Breeze, Daniel Laverty, and Alan Sutherland – did a fantastic job addressing the haggis.

Giving a speech at the Burns lunch. Picture supplied
Giving a speech at the Burns lunch. Picture supplied

"Jessica Calder then gracefully said the Selkirk Grace prayer, adding a serious and respectful feeling to the celebrations. A heartfelt vote of thanks was extended by Mrs Bain, our remarkable pupil support assistant, acknowledging the tireless efforts of Mrs Stewart, who, as always, prepared a delectable feast for all to enjoy."

Keiss kids enjoy the special Burns event. Picture supplied
Keiss kids enjoy the special Burns event. Picture supplied

The celebration continued the next day (Friday, January 26) as Keiss primary welcomed senior citizens from the community to join it for a Burns afternoon. In the weeks leading up to the event, the pupils had dedicated themselves to practising traditional Scottish dances and "showcasing their impressive dancing skills to the appreciative audience".

"At Keiss Primary School, our main aim is to foster a supportive and enriching educational environment for our pupils. We take pride in creating a sense of belonging and community spirit that resonates within the hearts of our pupils, parents, and all members of our lovely community.”


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