Last Monday, January 25, Carluke Primary School’s Primary 7 pupils hosted a Burns Supper to celebrate the life of Robert Burns.
The afternoon started with local piper Ronan Stewart piping in the guests, and school support assistant Elizabeth Morrison played the accordion.
Provost Eileen Logan and Clydesdale MSP Aileen Campbell were among the guests.
The event consisted of a typical Burns Supper of haggis, neeps and tatties as well as other Scottish food and drink some of which was provided by Carluke Co-Op.
Pupils from Primary 1 to Primary 7 gave some excellent recitations of Scots poetry and Scots song.
The pupils recited some of Burns’ most famous poems, including lengthy extracts from Tam ‘O Shanter.
“Our Primary 7 pupils have shown that they are successful learners by finding out about Robert Burns, confident individuals by performing a variety of songs and poems, responsible citizens by working with members of the community and effective contributors by showing an enterprising attitude,” said Kirsty McKellar, depute head teacher at Carluke Primary.
“We are very grateful to everyone who came along and supported us on the day.”
Aileen Campbell, who is also Minister for Children and Young People, said it was wonderful to see the future generation taking such an interest in Robert Burns.
“Hearing the young people learning about Scottish history and literature is brilliant,” said Aileen.
“Robert Burns is a Scottish icon and it is very important that the future generation can celebrate Scottish culture and develop their literacy skills.”
The youngsters also enjoyed it.
“I thought doing the Burns Supper was really good and interesting.”, said Samantha Rothwell (Primary 7).
And Rachel Gardiner (Primary 7) said: “It was amazing and better than I expected.
“I would go to a Burns Supper again.”