Redcliffe celebrates Burns Night

29th January 2021

Throughout the week we celebrated Burns Night with a series of activities in honour of Scotland’s ‘National Bard’.

Robins had their first taste of (vegetarian) haggis at breaktime before learning the steps to a traditional ceilidh with everyone joining in on the dancing. Pupils were also shown the work of Scottish artist Steven Brown and made their own versions of his famous multi-coloured highland cow. Determined not to miss out on trying some Scottish dishes, Year 2 turned their hand to making their own in their morning activities and Year 1 put on their finest tartan wears as they were read Drew the Kilted Coo’ by Rachael McGaw.

Burns’ verse is a fitting testament to Scotland’s proud literary history and no celebration of the bard would be complete without looking at some of his most famous works. Year 6 spent some time researching his poetry with Viola picking To the Mouse as her favourite piece from ‘The Ploughman Poet’.

Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie,
O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
Wi’ bickering brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee,
Wi’ murd’ring pattle!