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PICTURES: Halkirk Primary kids hold Burns Night in the afternoon with a 'dram' of Irn Bru

By David G Scott

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Halkirk Primary reported that it held a "very successful" Burns supper event in the afternoon last week on Thursday, January 25.

Pupils in the P6/7 class led the proceedings and there were two masters of ceremonies – Sophie Mezals and Robin Speirs.

All enjoyed the special Burns afternoon at Halkirk Primary School. Picture supplied
All enjoyed the special Burns afternoon at Halkirk Primary School. Picture supplied

A school representative said: "Robin also very confidently piped in the haggis, prepared by our school kitchen staff.

"The Selkirk Grace was recited by Adam Macleod, Gino Hamilton and Reece Hutton."

Riley Sutherland, James Sutherland and Ruaridh Cameron recited the 'Address to a Haggis' and Eilidh Budge and Ella Simpson wrote and recited the 'Immortal Memory'.

"The P7 boys paid tribute to the girls in their class in the 'Address to the Lassies' and the P7 lassies replied – with some more amusing comments about the boys!

"Other pupils performed their own poetry, music and Highland dancing to entertain the rest of the school.

"Several of the P6 pupils took on the roles of waiters and waitresses and worked very hard to make sure everyone had their haggis, neeps and tatties, shortbread and of course a 'dram' of Irn Bru for the toasts."

The event finished with the whole school doing a strip the willow dance and singing Auld Lang Syne.

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