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J5 Burns Supper

3 February 2020 | Tagged: Junior School, Events

On Thursday 30th January, Junior 5 classes hosted a traditional Burns Supper for family, friends and invited guests. 

 

With class teachers Mrs. Pollock and Ms. Hallam at the helm, all pupils pulled together their strengths to organise the spectacular night. From learning  traditional Burns poetry and music, to writing and learning their very own Toast to the Lassies and reply, with a design team creating seating plans, place names and bunting, plus a tech team organising sound, props, visuals and lighting - the night wouldn't have been such a success without everyone's contribution. 

 

The Assembly Hall was truly transformed with 8 full width dinning tables, with families seated according to their 'Clan', and aptly decorated with HSOG tartan place-mats, name tags and event programme. Ms. Boothroyd created beautiful felt flower displays as centre pieces. 

 

The full evening was led and performed by Junior 5 pupils with Calum and Amber leading the way as joint MCs. J6 pipers performed to welcome guests to the event, and performed for the entrance of the top table and the traditional entrance of the Haggis held by chef Alan James. 

 

Following the lovely meal, pupils provided entertainment from traditional Scottish dance, piano, violin and harp instrumentals, and of course some Burns poetry including Tae a Mouse. The evening closed with guests and pupils coming together to sing Auld Lang Syne. 

 

A highlight of the evening was the hilarious Toast to the Lassies performed by Max, Angus and Dhruv and the girls response performed by Deeya, Niamh and Rachael. Both classes worked together to compile their ideas for the toasts and write the finished piece. 

 

Both classes worked around the clock to pull off the event, and boy was it worth it! Parents and guest thoroughly enjoyed the night.

 

Well done to all involved! 

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