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Mount Pleasant pupils celebrate Scottish culture in style


By John Davidson

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Pupils enjoy sitting down to their traditional Scottish fare.
Pupils enjoy sitting down to their traditional Scottish fare.

Children at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Thurso enjoyed a celebration of all things Scottish when they marked the 265th birthday of Robert Burns.

Primary 6 and the P6/7 children from Gaelic Medium entertained the whole school with a true Burns Bonanza. First of all the children acted out the Burns song Charlie Is My Darling.

This was followed by Emme Spence, P7, and Shona McNicol, P6 teacher, piping in the haggis.

Next the children recited The Selkirk Grace and Address To A Haggis, with cook Sarah Farquhar cutting open the haggis.

The fun carried on into the afternoon with a whole school ceilidh, with music and entertainment provided by Robin Young.

Audrey Robson, the school’s depute head, said: “How lovely it was to see the children coming together to follow tradition and celebrate. The primary 6 children did a marvellous job providing the early entertainment – a real credit to the school.”

Primary 6 and the P6/7 Gaelic Medium children provided the entertainment.
Primary 6 and the P6/7 Gaelic Medium children provided the entertainment.
Emme Spence, P7, and Shona McNicol, P6 teacher, piped in the haggis.
Emme Spence, P7, and Shona McNicol, P6 teacher, piped in the haggis.
Haggis, neeps and tatties – along with peas and gravy – were served up for the pupils.
Haggis, neeps and tatties – along with peas and gravy – were served up for the pupils.

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