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Junior 5 host School’s first ever virtual Burns Supper

Over the last few weeks, Junior 5 have been working hard to produce the School's very first virtual Burns Supper! To celebrate the birth of our national bard, Robert Burns, Junior 5 created, performed in and filmed a Burns Supper available on our digital platform ‘Seesaw’ for parents and families to enjoy. 

The Master of Ceremonies introduced proceedings for the evening, starting things off with a musical version of the ‘Selkirk Grace’, before the piping in of the haggis and the famous ‘Address to a Haggis’! 

Families who joined the Burns Supper on Seesaw were encouraged to enjoy their very own haggis, neeps and tatties at home. 

Following the meal, the Junior 5 MCs set out the agenda for the rest of the night, including: recitals of famous Burns poems ‘Flow Gently Sweet Afton’, ‘Tae a Moose’ and ‘Up in the Morning Early’ and musical performances including ‘Highland Cathedral’ on the pipes, ‘A Red, Red Rose’ on the violin, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ played on both the cello and guitar, ‘Ye Banks and Braes’ on violin and saxophone and ‘A Man’s a Man for A’ That’ on pipes. All this and more! 

During the evening, Junior 5 shared tales of the life and times of Rabbie Burns that they had learnt so far this term. And, of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without the ‘Toast to the Lassies’ followed by a ‘Reply to the Toast to the Lassies’. 

Like all good Burns Suppers there was even ceilidh dancing! 

The night ended with a rousing rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ performed by all of the Junior 5 children. 

Ms Maggie Pollock said:

A huge well done to the Junior 5 pupils and teachers who created, performed in, filmed and produced The High School of Glasgow’s very first virtual Burns Supper! They only had a few weeks to organise everything and I speak for everyone when I say what a truly brilliant effort from all – Rabbie Burns would be proud! 

Two years ago we were able to host the Burns Supper in the Junior School, and while it was a real shame we couldn’t do this once again this year, Junior 5 went above and beyond to make this virtual Burns Supper truly memorable!”.