Monday 25th January was Burns Night, when we celebrated the famous poet’s, Robert (Rabbie) Burns, birthday. He was born on 25th January 1759.
We started the evening by listening to some bagpipe music and doing some highland fling dancing. Then we listened to a Burns poem called ‘Tae a moose’. The accent was very strange but we enjoyed it.
Then we had a burns night supper. Our main course was neeps, tatties and haggis, followed by Edinburgh shortbread. I asked Lizzie if she liked the haggis, she said “yes”.
After dinner we played some highland games, starting with pin the hat on Hamish the haggis made by Isobel and won by Abigail. Then we had a go at the hammer throw, we tied Isobel’s Scottish scarf around a pillow to see who could throw it the furthest, Isobel won. We also tried tossing the caber (a long cardboard tube) Harry J was very good and he won. Next we played throw the haggis, but we weren’t very good and no-one won.
To end the night we looked at our family tartans and then designed our own using strips of tissue paper.