Burnside pupils pay tribute to Scotland’s Bard

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PRIMARY four and five pupils at Burnside Primary recently held a child friendly Burns Supper to celebrate the life of the Bard.

Shannon Cruickshanks got the afternoon off to a great start with a passage telling everybody why we remember the great Scottish poet.

Rebecca Herriott was the compere for the afternoon and she guided pupils through the events with great flair.

The gym hall was full to capacity as each class, who had learned a traditional Scottish dance, took to the floor and perform it for fellow pupils, family and friends.

Refreshments of tea, coffee, Irn Bru, cheese, oatcakes and shortbread were then served.

A sing song followed accompanied by Mrs Joss on her accordion before Katie Shaw read the Selkirk Grace and  Owen Sweeney then piped in the haggis which was carried by Alexander Wilson.

Cameron Dunn and Lucy Mineard did the address to the haggis and The Immortal Memory was read by Cerys Fitzgerald, Alexander Wilson, Sophie Prendiville, Amy Robertson and Megan Vohra.

Mrs Hendry, headteacher proposed the vote of thanks to all who had made the afternoon such a success.

She said the children had excelled themselves and raised over £200 for the Save the Children charity as part of their headteacher challenge and that the primary five pupils did a splendid job organising the day as their own enterprise challenge.