Carluke Primary pupils at Burns Supper - slideshow

Have a look at the pictures taken by photographer Emma Mitchell at the school’s Scottish celebration

Last Monday, January 25, Carluke Primary School’s Primary 7 pupils hosted a Burns Supper to celebrate the life of Robert Burns.

Carluke Primary, Burns day put on by P7's. Mr McCulloch P7 teacher, Gary Wood from the Co-Op, Provist Eileen Logan, Ronnie Boyd and MSP Aileen Campbell, Head Teacher Margo Thomson and piper Ronan Stewart.

Carluke Primary, Burns day put on by P7's. Mr McCulloch P7 teacher, Gary Wood from the Co-Op, Provist Eileen Logan, Ronnie Boyd and MSP Aileen Campbell, Head Teacher Margo Thomson and piper Ronan Stewart.

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.

Carluke Primary, Burns day put on by P7's.

Carluke Primary, Burns day put on by P7's.

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.

Trying the haggis at Carluke Primary School Burns Supper

Trying the haggis at Carluke Primary School Burns Supper

“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).

Entertainment included a display of Highland dancing

Entertainment included a display of Highland dancing

And Rachel Gardiner (Primary 7) said: “It was amazing and better than I expected.

“I would go to a Burns Supper again.”