Robert Burns Night

To start off assembly we watched a video to the sound of bagpipes and beautiful scenery…


Mr Savage joined us in this morning’s assembly to talk of Robert Burns. The children were asked if they knew who Robert Burns was, we soon found out that he is a poet and lyricist from Scotland and today is his birthday! Robert Burns was born Jan 25th 1759 and he is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland.

Robert Burns

We heard of his poem ‘Ode To A Mouse‘ and that he recognised as Scotland’s Bard – the children noted that Shakespeare is the Bard to England.



Mr Savage went on to explain the traditions that surround Robert Burns Night and that celebrations include listening to bagpipes, eating haggis and reading the Selkirk Grace. The Selkirk Grace, is a prayer or blessing said before eating, to celebrate Robert Burns:

“Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.”




Mr Savage asked us all did we learn much this morning and many of us did! “It is great that we have learned something new today and we have all learnt together!”. An interesting morning and an insight to other celebrations and traditions we celebrate in the UK!

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