Celebration of Burns and Scottish Writing

S1-3 Year of Homecoming Burns Showcase Evening held on Thursday 26th March was a success for the pupils, in addition raising over £200 for the school’s Malawi Project and CLIC Sargent. All pupils in S1, 2 and 3 were involved in their English classes and over 70 pupils took an active part in the show itself. Miss Mackjison and Mr Ellis have been working with the pupils along ith the help of Eden Court’s Islay MacRae. Many pupils have successfully carried out activities for which they might never have volunteered.

On the evening many staff were supported by the members of the Parent Council and along with the performance of the pupils provided a lovely evening of culture and entertainment.

The program included our pipers performing ‘A Man’s a Man for a’ That’ and solo songs from Matthew Connif and Ruairdhri Wright. There was film and drama representations of ‘To a Louse’, ‘Flannan Isle’, ‘The Twa Corbies’ and Tam O’Shanter’. Further items included an Address to the Haggis and a small play outlining the actions of famous body snatchers Burke & Hare. A highlight amongst an evening of gems was Josie Ogle’s winning short story read out to the audience by Ruairdhri Wright.  You can read Josie’s story by clicking here.

The evening ended with Miss Hunter leading everyone in a traditional rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

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